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Fenghuang Ancient Town

4.3/56,313 Reviews
Historic Town

Business Hours

Eight scenes opening time: 6:30-18:00 (summer), 8:00-17:30 (winter). Lijiang River Rafting: 8:00-18:00 (day tour), 19:00-23:00 (night tour); border town show: 20:00-22:00

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Fenghuang Ancient City, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
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About Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town gained fame after author Shen Cong Wen's famous piece "Border Town". The town was built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi during the Qing Dynasty. The residents living there now are mainly from the Miao and Tujia ethnic minority. Ranking as the top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. Wooden houses and stone roads are the typical scenes here. The scenery after rain or in the misty morning is like a traditional chinese painting. When the town lights up at night, it feels like you are immersed in a fairyland. It is recommended to stay for a night to fully enjoy this town.

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  • 散淡浪人
    5.0

    The ancient city of Phoenix is not big, and it takes only half an hour to circle. If you really take a circle and take pictures for three hours, it's enough. But it's leisure to come to the ancient city of Phoenix, so it's recommended to stay for two to three days. The ancient city was foggy in the morning and brilliant in the evening. I live in the Ancient City's water tune song head hanging foot building inn, located in a street of Qingba, quiet in the bustle, Linjiang room scenery is also very good, sitting on the balcony can enjoy the Wind Bridge Fog Bridge and waterwheel, it is very pleasant, there are many bars near Hongqiao are noisy, I do not recommend living there, will affect rest. I have eaten a lot of places, drunk Xiangxi is the best one, good taste, cheap service attitude is also good, location is relatively remote but not far away, it is recommended to navigate, three minutes walk from Hongqiao, recommend his family's blood duck, bracken bacon, farmer's one mouthful of incense, Mao's red roast meat and stone pot fish, do not eat spicy or less spicy family dishes, remember to say, It can be adjusted. It's very intimate. Huilong Restaurant also tastes good, but the price is more expensive, the same pot of small red duck, drunk Xiangxi 48 Huilong Restaurant to 88, but the taste is very good, rice is sent, his family's wild celery is delicious, delicious, recommended to taste. The Bandit Chicken in the Water Tune Songtou Restaurant is delicious, which I can't forget until now. The price I remember is 88 yuan. Many other restaurants have signs at the entrance that say the name and price of the dish. These "clearly marked price" places suggest not to go in, because the menu price you pass to you after you sit down is totally different from the outside. The price of the 28 yuan blood-baked duck becomes 88 yuan, the 68 yuan flower-calling chicken becomes 78 yuan, and the 6 yuan potato shreds become 15 yuan. In fact, the public commented that many families have group purchases. Two or three kinds of signature dishes are good enough for 2-3 people to eat no more than 80 yuan, which is very good. If there are fewer people on weekdays, the time to play depends on their mood. If there are holidays, it is recommended to go out at 6:00 in the morning to jump rocks and take pictures of the city walls. However, many people will arrive at 7:00 in the morning, so taking pictures can not be beautiful. Generally speaking, the ancient city of Phoenix is really a beautiful place, to ease the tired body and mind, spend a few romantic nights with your lover, escape the chaotic work and family, are good choices, choose Linjiang room even if not out, listen to the torrential sound of the Tuojiang River on the balcony, enjoy the beautiful night scenery, is also a different kind of enjoyment. I stayed for three days, and I didn't feel enough. When I find my boyfriend, I want to stay with him for half a month. It must be very romantic.

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  • _WeCh****599720
    5.0

    Just a few hours by bus fron zhangjiajie, Fenghuang Ancient town is a must go place. It is calm and unique. It will give you a feeling of peace that you will remember for long. Night view with beautiful lights, small old style streets and amazing music are the highlights of this place.

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  • _WeCh****826174
    5.0

    Such a good place to be in a life time! Its worth to go there, recommend to stay there for 1-2 nights to discover the way of life there.

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  • D32****3765
    5.0

    I love this places. Day or night beautiful.❤️❤️

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    Reviewed on 1565361282000
  • 刘茶茶呀
    5.0

    May is probably the most beautiful month in Phoenix. In late spring and early summer, it just passed the plum rain without exposure to the sun. It has tender leaves, green water and blue sky. It is comfortable in the day and cool in the evening. May and June is the season for loquats to come down. Many people on the street carry a load to sell them. The taste is slightly sour or sweet. The specialty wood hammer crisp is not bad, even the rice wine sold on the street. The cured flavor is also the characteristic of Western Hunan. There is a cured chicken which is very good. It seems to be called "Four Bowls". The local tea "berry tea" in Western Hunan is also called "rattan tea" which has good efficacy and unique taste. It has the effect of treating pharyngitis. It is not out of grade to bring this to family members, but the quality is uneven. We should bargain to avoid being pitted. Accommodation, the "light wind drunk" lodging I have lived in is wonderful, quiet and leisurely, suitable for vacation and relaxation.

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  • 欲飞的鸟
    5.0

    The ancient city of Phoenix, known as the town pole, is located in the southwest of Xiangxi Prefecture, Hunan Province. With a total area of more than 1700 square kilometers and a population of 370,000, it is an ethnic minority concentrated County dominated by Miao and Tujia nationalities. In the southwest of Phoenix, there is a mountain which resembles the Phoenix flying with wings, so it is named after it. During the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, Phoenix belonged to Chu, Qin belonged to Qianzhong County, Tang set up Weiyang County, Yuan and Ming set up Wuzhai Chief Lawsuit, and Qing set up halls, towns, Dao and fu, which became the military and political center of Western Hunan. The ancient city was built in the forty-third year of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (1704). After 300 years of vicissitudes, the ancient landscape still exists. The East Gate Tower and the North Gate Tower are still in existence. The streets paved with bluestone slabs in the city, the suspension tower built by bamboo and wood along the river, and the buildings such as Chaoyang Palace, Tianwang Temple, Wanshou Palace and Dacheng Palace all have the characteristics of the ancient city. There are famous humanistic landscapes such as Shen Congwen's former residence, Xiling Xiong's former residence and Tianjia Temple in the ancient city; the beautiful Tuojiang River flows by the city, and the wooden boats on the river, the Hongqiao and the corridor bridge type of Hongqiao Snow bridges and jumping piers built with stone piers in the river are full of the unique customs of Western Hunan. The ancient city of Phoenix and Lijiang, Pingyao and Langzhong in China can be regarded as four ancient cities.

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  • Bear1WLV
    5.0

    It's very convenient to go to Jishou by train, Huaihua by high-speed railway and Zhangjiajie by plane. There are no admission tickets in the ancient town. Individual cultural attractions buy tickets. Interested people choose freely. The ancient city is built along both sides of the Tuojiang River. It turns a big bend at the windy and rainy buildings and is divided into two parts. The buildings on both sides of the river are different from each other. Colors have different feelings. This place is better than Pingyao. It has less history and more scenery than Pingyao because of its rivers, mountains and rivers. Even along the way are stirrers and hawkers, slightly chaotic, non-peak season, but also a large number of tourists, low prices quiet, still worth visiting again.

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  • 风雨相随
    5.0

    A person's freedom of movement, after leaving Jishou Railway Station, walk to the left side of the road for a few minutes, there is a bus station (in peak season, there is a Phoenix bus on the right side of the station, when you get off the train, you can see it). Get into the station and take Phoenix's car, get on the bus and buy tickets, 251 people, no seat restrictions, go when you are full. Because of the off-season, sometimes people will go around to another bus station to fight for each other if they are not satisfied, but it does not delay a few minutes. About an hour or so to the Phoenix Bus Station (there is only such a bus stop in the area, after getting off, there will be many people around you asking you whether you can take the bus or not to live in the shop or not, choose not to pay attention to it), you can take the bus to the South China Gate. In fact, even if walking to the ancient city is more than a kilometer, more than 10 minutes away, I chose to walk to the Inn (Baidu map), by the way, you can also see the local customs. The ancient city of Phoenix is bigger than the ancient city of Zhenyuan. There are many ancient lanes and towers. If you want to savor them carefully, you can live for three or four days and walk slowly down the Tuojiang River in two directions. One is to Yunqiao, the other is to Jinshui Bridge. There is nothing to see further. That ancient city joint ticket is not recommended to buy, if you want to take a boat, you can spend 40, divided upstream and downstream, downstream boat ride if you do not want to buy wine, you can say to the boatman will not drink. Phoenix has a beautiful night view (it is said to be the most beautiful ancient city in the country). There are more people in the evening than in the daytime. People like to go to primitive bars and NANANA bars. The atmosphere is good. Those who like quiet can go to a clean bar or walk along the river to take a picture of the night scene are also good. I stayed in Phoenix for five days and changed to an inn one day. They were very close to each other. Overall, Mr. Ben's Inn (Bar Street Shop) and one of the five inns have the highest cost-performance ratio. They can view the scenery and live in the hanging-feet building group for a better experience. There are all inns. Living near the bar street will be a bit noisy, but by 11:30 the whole city will be silenced. If you eat, you will have a taste of the characteristic blood-baked duck and yellow beef powder. The local specialty ginger sugar and wooden hammer crisp are everywhere. There is a beef powder on the right side of the west gate which tastes good and the price is cheaper than the ancient city.

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  • KUCO-Canon
    5.0

    The scenery is really beautiful! It's worth a visit. Now the commercialization of the ancient city of Phoenix is becoming more and more intense, and the original cultural flavor of the ancient city is almost submerged. Every street and lane can see what you can usually buy, everywhere. Maybe it's the goods wholesaled back from your hometown. In addition, the resident feels less impressed. Several hotels have been changed. Especially the suspension tower, the price is relatively expensive. But now the sound insulation is poor, the bed is not clean and not cleaned. There is no hot water in the bath, just a little warm. You can hardly take a bath if you go in winter. If you want to turn on the heating charge 20 yuan. The quilt is not very thick. It's cold and shivering in winter. Children selling flowers on the street have a bad impression. A rose is very expensive to sell. If you don't buy it, you can't stop chasing it. You're there to act coquettishly. It's no use killing him. Death refuses to let go. I have to buy it. It's expensive to eat and buy. That's true.

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    Reviewed on 1511764027000
  • gillian057
    5.0

    Take your mother to travel for 16 years at the end of May, take her annual leave and take her to Hunan. Fenghuang Ancient Town is a must-choose place for every visitor to Hunan. Ancient town, the river rolling, hanging feet along both sides of the river, each is a work of art. Every other distance, there will be a bridge to understand the two sides of the river. When night falls and the lights come up, each bridge is a scene. Down the river, sitting in a boat supported by the master, I really feel like I am in the painting. Bars stand on both sides of the night, feeling the conflict and collision between history and modern. Unfortunately, it's a pity that we didn't note the hanging-feet building.

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