Fenhuang is an old town in Hunan province, China, with a history spanning 1,300 years, and architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is well-known for its stilt houses, folk culture, ethnic groups and fantastic landscape. The town is placed in a mountain setting, incorporating the natural flow of water into city layout. Fenghuang means Phoenix in Chinese language and it represents good omen and longevity in Chinese mythology.
11 thoughts on “Fenghuang – the chinese town that time forgot”
Amazing virtual tour! Thanks for taking me there – original place and beautiful photos! bye. Kamila
Such an awesome place.
…would be a great place to paint, with the turquoise of the river, the red of the lights and the different brown houses. Beautiful!
stunning that such places still exist on our planet…thank you
Very interesting, a sort of antique town for XXIst century !
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Wonderful photographs. Interesting post.
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I would love to visit this city, or at the very least, build it in Minecraft.
1300 years of living on the water and it remained, apparently, clean! How did they do it?