Take the famous village of Chengkan for example. Its UNESCO World Heritage Site status is well-deserved, and it’s a perfect place to see distinctive Ming Dynasty architecture. Not only is the 1,800-year-old town incredibly well-preserved, but it’s also a showcase for impressive artisan work built into the town’s structure.
Chengkan Village is also a perfect representation of Anhui architecture. The ancient buildings feature elegant pavilions, houses, bridges, wells, and ancestral temples.
Moreover, there are exquisite carvings made of stone, brick, and wood on each house.
The special layout of the residences, and the presence of the Longxi River are believed to bring vitality and fortune to the whole village, with the well being passed down from generation to generation.