Tuojiang Town is an ancient town and the seat of Fenghuang County in Hunan, China. The town has 29 villages and 7 communities under its jurisdiction, its seat is at Fenghuang South Road. The town is famous for Ancient City of Fenghuang, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Hunan and one of the AAAA-rated tourist attractions.
Fenghuang, praised as “the most beautiful town in China”, is a small county town renowned for its natural beauty, rich history, colorful ethnic customs, and photogenic night scenery.
This is a world that is dominated by the color green. The mountain slopes are covered with green foliage, the fields are green and even the Tuo Jiang River reflects the greenery. The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts display a harmony that is so often portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings. This is particularly true when mist pervades the scene in the early morning or after rain.
The best way to see the town is by walking around it. Tourists can visit historical wooden buildings, have a close-up experience with the local people, and immerse themselves in its cultural atmosphere. You can enter narrow alleys paved with flagstones and decorated with lanterns, and walk around to grab some souvenirs and snacks from stalls lined along the streets. You can see some local elderly women wearing traditional costumes and selling their handmade souvenirs on the roadside.
The nighttime scenery in the town is beautiful, with old buildings nicely illuminated along the river. The town is a hive of activity with all the nightlife.
The Tuo River, running through the heart of the town, is the mother river of the ancient town. Along the river, you will see unique wooden houses called Diaojiaolou, which were constructed on stilts to keep them safe from the spring floods. Taking a boat trip along the Tuo River is a great way to have a better view of the houses. The best time is in the early morning or in the evening.
Fenghuang is also an ethnic minority group area, and the Miao ethnic minority takes predominance in its numbers. If your schedule allows, you can spend half a day visiting a Miao village. The place where the Miao customs, living style, and festivals are kept intact. In the village, you can see typical buildings, listen to traditional songs, and taste the local food.
The scenic spots inside the Fenghuang Old Town remain attractive the whole year, but the best time to visit is July to September when the weather is rather pleasant.
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