Ming Dynasty architecture in Chengkan village
Updated 17:05, 21-Jan-2019
By She Jingwei

Well-deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, Chengkan village in China's Anhui Province is a perfect site to appreciate unique Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.) architecture. This village has maintained the elaborate layout of the original village, which was built around 1,800 years ago.  

With a notable Hui style houses (white walls and gray tiles), this ancient village is also representative of Anhui's architecture. Wandering around this village, travelers could soon find themselves entering an atmosphere of great peace.  

Ming Dynasty architecture in Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Ming Dynasty architecture in Chengkan village /VCG Photo

The view of Chengkan village /VCG Photo

The view of Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Aerial view of Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Aerial view of Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Aerial view of Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Aerial view of Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Ming Dynasty architecture in Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Ming Dynasty architecture in Chengkan village /VCG Photo

The courtyard in Chengkan village /VCG Photo

The courtyard in Chengkan village /VCG Photo

Located about 40 km away from Mt. Huangshan and about half an hour drive from Tunxi, this village is definitely a must-visit spot where travelers could get away from the bustling urban life and find their inner peace. 

In addition to Chengkan village, China has many other World Heritage Sites including Lushan National Park, the Fujian Tulou and Ping Yao Ancient City. 

(Cover: View of Chengkan Village. /VCG Photo)