Yuyuan ancient village
An aerial view of Yuyuan ancient village. [Photo/IC]
Yuyuan ancient village, located in the southwest of Wuyi county, Jinhua city in Zhejiang province, is among the first batch of China's Historic and Cultural Villages, a title awarded by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the National Cultural Heritage Administration to villages across the country that boast major historic and cultural values.
Yuyuan ancient village has 395 blocks of architecture that were built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) or Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). Visitors flock to the village for its rarely seen ancient architectural complex, wood and brick carvings, and folk customs.