To Experience the Ancient Huizhou Culture in Sixiyan Village

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Huizhou is a great conception, including jixi, Shexian, Tunxi, Qimen, Xiuning County of the SouthernAnhui, as well as jiangxi Wuyuan, almost every county is historical and cultural town, followed the old system, and have ancient folk customs. When mention Huizhou culture, many people immediately think of Huizhou architecture. The sheer number of Huizhou ancient houses and the beauty of the architectural style of any one region can not be compared. 

It is generally said that three places can be the representative of the Huizhou culture or Huizhou architecture: Tunxi Old Street which is under the jurisdiction of Huangshan City; jiangxi Wuyuan; Xidi Hongcun in Yi County. These ancient villages are a typical representative of the regional culture of the ancient Huizhou, also a typical representative of the culture of late China's feudal society. Huizhou has become a place many where photographers and travel-loving people want to go.

Shot in the jiangxi Wuyuan area, March 2012 

Wuyuan save a great mount of ancient villages, and is an emerald of ecological civilization, also an exposition park of architectural art. There are four main characteristics of the “ancient” shooting in Wuyuan: the ancient buildings of Ming and Qing dynasties, the Lingyan ancient cave group, old trees and ancient culture.

Most of the ancient houses of the ancient Huizhou area are white walls with gray roofs, so the overall color effect is a black and white, showing the simple and elegant beauty.

Wuyuan is an ink painting, and some people call it “the most beautiful village”.

Sixi Village and Yan Village is located in territory of Sikou Town, Wuyuan County, jiangxi Province, about 13 kilometers from the Ziyang town. For centuries, villagers are doing business in jiangxi, Zhejiang,Shanghai and even Hunan and Guangxi, principally engaged in the timber, tea, salt and other business activities.

The whole village is the ancient buildings of Ming and Qing, with the quartzite floor in the villages. The ancient building group is backed by mountains, facing the stream and paddy fields, surrounded by green areas, elegant natural scenery.

From a distance these ancient houses have the appearance of a whitewashed wall of a large area of blank. The whitewashed wall is embedded with several high and low small holes and windows, increasing the space-level rhythm.

In Sixi Village and Yan Village, everywhere is permeated with the essence of Confucian culture of “honesty, trustworthiness, justice, benevolence” and the profound Huishang concept.

The village so far has intact 56 ancient houses built by the merchants of Qing Dynasty, and hailed as the Qing Dynasty Business house group.

Official residence is different from the business houses, the official residence pay more attention to the boldness of vision, while business houses focus on wealth. Sixi village and Yan village always reflect this idea of the merchant.

Here, the toilet is antique.

Whether it is ancient houses or modern antique houses, Huizhou folk houses have a strong rhythm.

Each residue of the sculpture is a story and an expectation or a symbol, which is the ancient Huizhou culture.

Six films have been shot here.

Huizhou has a thousand years of History, many buildings have already dissipated in a time of ups and face even collapse does not exist.

“Three Sculpture” (brick, stone carving, wood carving) exquisite, fully reflects the architectural features of the Huizhou houses

96 different kinds of “寿” on the door of Yu's Guest House

Walk in the countryside, there is no noise and hubbub of the city, everything is quiet and peaceful.

The life of people living in the ancient village is still very simple.

Sixi is also a longevity town of Wuyuan

People here wash their clothes in the water of stream in front of their own houses.

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