Famous Ancient Towns

Of more than forty thousand towns and villages all over China, legions of them are hundred-year-old ancient towns, and quite a few of them are even listed as World Cultural Heritage. Preserving the history, carrying on folk customs, these famous ancient towns have a collection of unparalleled art gems and brilliant civilization. On the basis of their cultural background and historical region, they can be broadly divided into eight categories: towns of traditional Hui style, of exquisite watertown style, of simple northwest features, of distinctive south features, of romantic atmosphere, of ethnic minority atmosphere, of magnificent north characteristics, of delicate Hunan and Guizhou characteristics.