Fenghuang of Hunan Province – an Escape from Modernity

Fenghuang of Hunan Province – an Escape from Modernity

Possibly one of the most beautiful cities in China, Fenghuang of Hunan Province features all the ancient charm of traditional Chinese architecture, a rich history and culture, all staged along either side of a beautiful river with lush green mountains as a backdrop. It’s otherworldly compared to China’s booming mega-cities.

Fenghuang, often referred to as Phoenix town, dates back to 1203AD and later in 1715 the city was revamped via a makeover in stone with stone paths, buildings and a 2km stone wall that surrounded the city. Inside the 1.8km sq area with the the Tao River at it’s center there is 300 traditional homes, 20 streets, 10 lanes, temples, wells, stone bridges all completely preserved. read more