Yuanjia Village

Yuanjia Village is located in Liquan County, in the hinterland of Guanzhong Plain in Shaanxi Province, around 60 kilometers from Xian. The village can be mainly divided into two parts, emphasizing different functions. One is Guanzhong customs, and the other is Happy Farmhouse. Due to the primitive scenery and folk culture here, Yuanjiacun Village has become one of the ten most beautiful villages in China. It is also a national AAAA-level scenic spot. Take a one-day trip to Yuanjia Village from Xian for local food and folk culture is loved by quite a few food and culture lovers.

Yuanjiacun Village Food
Food stalls in Yuanjiacun Village

What to Expect in Yuanjiacun Village

Driving one hour from Xian, we can arrive at Yuanjia Village, a place to feel the history of Guanzhong area and the idyllic life of local people that is akin to the 1950s and 1960s. Don’t miss it, if you want to enjoy a food tour in Xi’an.

Yuanjia Village used to be a backward place. However, the village cadres and all the villagers are working hard together to build their home into a village that mainly develops the ecotourism industry. They set up a Guanzhong style street where tourists can experience the special local customs and try snacks, showcasing the evolution of rural life in Guanzhong since Ming and Qing dynasties.

Yuanjiacun Village
Yuanjiacun Village


The ancient-style alleys are brimmed with a variety of traditional foods prepared traditionally. Taking a leisurely stroll here, you’ll get a chance to look into the art of flour milling, cloth weaving, vinegar making, and soybean grinding for tofu, all of which are done with traditional tools and ways. The antique flagstones will lead you to diverse Qing-style architecture, infused with the rich flavor of Guanzhong.

Surrounded by rich historical and cultural resources, Yuanjia Village is also a good place for people who takes interest in Chinese history. Zhaoling Tomb of Emperor Taizong of Tang dynasty, 10 kilometers away from Yuan Village, is the first batch of nationally cultural relic protection unit, and the largest imperial cemetery in the world.

Yuanjiacun Village near Xian
Experience making Fried Dough Twists

Travel Information

  • Opening hours: 07:30-20:00
  • Entrance fee: free, extra expense for dining and entertainment
  • Highlights: Guanzhong customs, food culture, traditional workshops, architecture of the Qing Dynasty
  • Time needed: about 4 hours

Xian Tours including Yuanjiacun Village