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Ancient Towns & Villages

When you imagine China, do you see the Great Wall winding serpentine through ancient mountains? Do you see red and gold lanterns gently swinging over a dragon festival, or do you see the hustle and bustle of modern-day Beijing or Shanghai? Or, do you imagine picturesque villages, with centuries-old architecture and locals serenely paddling down a river on a raft or sweeping ancient cobblestone lanes? Part of the beauty of China is that it is all these things. But for those seeking an authentic experience that is a step back in time, the ancient towns and villages of China are a great way to immerse yourself in well-preserved history, through architecture, culture, cuisine and local people. Read on to discover more about some of the truly historic towns in China that await your visit:

Ancient Towns & Villages in Central China

Ancient Towns & Villages in Northern China

Ancient Towns & Villages in Southern China

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