Huangshan Private Day Tour: Hongcun Village+Mukeng Bamboo Forest
Huangshan is most famous for the amazing Huangshan Mountain. If you have more than two days in Huangshan, the surrounding villages definitely worth a visit, which will make your trip more special and add so much history and culture. Here, you can fully enjoy hiking either by cable car or pure walking, and appreciate the gorgeous natural scenery with incredible peaks as well as spectacular-shaped rocks. This tour combines the picturesque Hongcun Village and dense bamboo forest. Join this tour to appreciate classical Hui-style buildings and embrace the breathtaking natural landscapes.
AM: Your guide and driver will pick you up at about 9:00 am from your Huangshan downtown hotel and drive about 1.5 hours to Hongcun Ancient Village. More than 800-year-old Hongcun is a typical representative of Hui-style building, mainly in black, white and grey colors. It was listed as World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. You will see many original residences from Ming and Qing dynasties here, among which Chengzhi Hall is an architectural masterpiece and enjoys the name of “Folk Forbidden City”. It has a lot of complex wood carvings with great artistic value. We will also stroll along the South Lake and absorb in the picturesque scenery.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After a Chinese style lunch, we will drive about 15 minutes to Mukeng Bamboo Forest, only 6 kilometers away from Hongcun. Upon arrival, we will start exploring the bamboo forest with the West Sea and walk along the West Sea Corridor to the Viewing Deck on which we can have a panoramic view of the large bamboo forest and Mukeng Village. The village is tucked away in the forest, like a retreat away from the turmoil of the world. Then walk down the mountain to the village. There are about a dozen families still living here. We can have a glimpse of the villagers’ life. They use long bamboo pipes to divert the spring water to their houses for washing clothes and drinking. Then continue to South Sea. We will pass by a Bamboo Monster City in which you can see various monsters made of bamboo (optional with extra fee). Walking to the end, you will see a beautiful small lake. There is also cable car available and optional. In nice weather, visitors even can see the sea of clouds like that on Huangshan Mountain.
After a whole day of fun, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.
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Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.