amazing place to stroll for about 1.5-2 hoursthe ticket was a bit pricey but inside there is still good view. the small pond inside Honncun village is very stunning. also, the bridge you see right when you enter the gate, is beautiful too. inside Hongcun village, there is a little cafe, selling postcard with postal service — it’s a good memory for a traveller who loves sending postcards like me :)
For me, hongcun was better than huangshan. the ticket is 104 yuan to enter (valid for 3 days) and not only is the city and lake beautiful, there are lots of shops to buy handmade shoes, clothes, baijiu and mijiu. be aware if you are booking a hotel inside the ‘hongcun scenic area’ then you will be buying to ticket to enter hongcun before you get to your hotel. I’d 100% trying 臭鳜鱼 the smelly mandarin fish and buying a litre of 米酒 the rice wine (approx 8%) as both are delicious!
l love this place so much! The feeling walking and exploring this village is amazing. It’s old and has a unique culture and history. l also love the architecture there. It is not a huge place, a day there would be great, but sleeping a night in the village is better as you can try some food and in the morning you can also enjoy a coffee as there is a coffee bar at the Moon Lake. l was impressed by this place, and l would love to visit it agan.