About Jixi: Jixi is situated in the south of Anhui. It is one of the birthplaces of Huizhou culture and is home to numerous historical attractions. Popular destinations include Longchuan Scenic Area, Zhangshan Gorge, Taijihu Village and an ancient Tang dynasty path to Zhejiang province. Many local traditions originate from here, including Anhui cuisine, Anhui inksticks and Hui opera. It is also known as China's silk farming capital. Many famous historical figures were born here, including the scholar Hu Shih, a literary and intellectual avant-garde during the New Thought movement in the early 20th Century, and the Qing dynasty ink master Hu Kaiwen.