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Chengkan village in early autumn

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-08-28 14:10 Comments

Chengkan village in early autumn

This photo taken on August 27, 2015 shows the autumn scenery of Chengkan village, which sits at the foot of the renowned scenic spot Mount Huang in Anhui province. [Photo by Shi Guangde/Asianewsphoto]

The ancient village has a history of over 1,800 years, featuring an elaborate layout which consists of three main streets, 99 alleys and over ten heritage sites dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The village is a collection of different styles of pavilions, buildings, bridges, temples and folk residences, the exquisite craft and marvelous wood, stone and brick carving exemplify the quintessence of the Hui school architectural style, that is why Chengkan was dubbed "Museum of ancient Chinese architectural art".

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