Welcome to Zhuge
Photogenic Zhūgě (诸葛; 7.30am-5pm summer, 8am-4.30pm winter; ¥100; www.zhugevillage.cn) is a fascinating composition of traditional Chinese village architecture and feng shui planning: the village was designed according to the bāguà (八卦; eight trigrams) of the I Ching. Included in Zhūgě's meticulous plans are numerous snaking cobblestone alleyways – some only wide enough for one person to pass – intentionally designed (for purposes of protection) for outsiders to get hopelessly lost. This is naturally one of the pleasures of visiting.
Though Zhūgě is one of the most commercialised of the area villages, it remains visibly lived in. Residents are largely descendants of Zhuge Liang, who was a prime minister during the Three Kingdoms period.