Hongcun village is 65 kilometers away from the Tunxi district of Huangshan city, built in nearly 1000 years ago. The whole village looks like a lying buffalo when having a birds-eye view from the surrounding mountains, it is known as the only village that built according to"bionic"in China. It was regarded as the picture of pictures and inscribed on the list of the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
The ancient folk houses of Hongcun are considered a miracle in architectural history, built in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1616-1911) dynasties, featured simplicity and elegance. Their carvings, interior decoration, layout and the gardens with them incarnate the cultural and artistic deposits of ancient Chinese folk residence. No mark of modern civilization is found from the buildings, they are considered the folk imperial palace in China.
Hongcun village also boasts of its surrounding. It is environed by green mountains and trees; the streets are paved with blue flagstones; the running water flows in the winding ditches to every household and finally gathers in a lake at the entrance of the village.
Thanks to the pastoral scene, ancient architecture, and old state, Hongcun has been a famous location for TV plays and films since it was found by the directors. For example, the world famous film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, directed by Ang Lee was shot here.