Nanping Village, located in the southwest part of Yixian County, Anhui Province, is a town with broad scales and a thousand years history. You will feel surprised to find how simple and old-fashioned the village is.
The most attracting part of Nanping Village is her three hundred or more ancient residential houses and her amazing winding lanes of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Strolling in the village, you"ll be surprised to find how simple and old-fashioned the village is.
Enjoy the simple style
Inside the courtyard, your eyesight will be caught by the traditional ornaments of the household: stone-carved windows, wood-carved beams and columns.
Outside the yard, walking along the stone-paved path, you will soon lose yourself in the maze-liked winding lanes. Traditional-styled houses, old-fashioned decorations inside and winding small lanes stringing every household of the whole village are the main features of Nanping.
The halls worth a visit
There are about three hundred ancient buildings of Ming and Qing Dynasties up until now in the mysterious Nanping village.
"Kuiguang Hall" and "Xuzhi Hall" are magnificent halls, while "Shensi Hall" and "Bingling Hall" are simple, elegant dwelling houses. In "Wang Song Ling", ancient trees line up to the sky, ancient bridge lies down silently. There are seventy-two ancient alleys, crossing one after another within walls and buildings; this is a place with mysterious atmosphere. On the southern part of the village is the famous Mt. Linli, where was battlefield during the Three Kingdom Period.
"Home on Wonderland"
In recent years, the "Tao"s Genealogy" was found near the village, which confirmed that the Tao Yuanming"s descendants had indeed moved to Nanping Village and lived in this area. This discovery had inflicted the curiosity of local and foreign tourists to come to Nanping Village to experience the beauty and tranquility of the "Home on Wonderland." So if you have a tour in Yixian County, Nanping village is another choice in your tour lists.
"China Movie Village"
Nanping is also the shooting site of such famous movies as Ju Dou, Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon, The Sin of Revival, Big Turning Point, Fanny"s Smile, and The Sky of History, for which it is named "China Movie Village."