Zhiyan village was built in the Southern Song Dynasty, on the sight of a stream and weir, which is where it got its ancient name of Zhixi village. Zhiyan Village is known as the "Little Lijiang of the region south of the Yangtze". Like Lijiang, there is water flowing in front of all the houses in the village. The representative buildings of Zhiyan village include Xiaosi Hall, Yande Hall, Jimei hall and Chengzhi Hall. The structure of the town is unique and is preserved well. Zhiyan village also has four natural scenic spots, namely Xianshi, Qifeng, Shenchuan and Shengang.