Nanping Village sits in southwest Yixian County of Anhui Province, which is named after Nanping Mountain in the south of the village. The large village was built during the Ming and Qing dynasties, which used to host thousands of people in ancient times. Today, there are 8 well-preserved ancestral halls in Nanpin Village. Over 300 ancient houses are distributed along 72 lanes in the village.
Nanping Village is famous for its gorgeous ancestral hall complex, among which Xuzhi Hall is the most renowned. Xuzhi Hall is where the well-known film Judou was shot and is well maintained, as it appears in the film. The hall occupies half an acre (2,000 square meters) and features exquisite carvings, elegant in style. What is more, there are also many famous folk houses in Nanping Village, such as “Shensi Hall,” “Xiaoyanglou,” and “Baoy Study,” all of which are elegantly decorated and stylistically unique. In the village, verdant trees tower overhead, ancient bridges stand quietly above streams of crystal-clear water which spring out of ancient wells all year.
Nanping village is known as the “Movie Village of China” and such movies as Judou, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Sin of Revival, Big Turning Point, Fanny’s Smile, and The Sky of History, were shot in this ancient village.
Chinese Pinyin: nan ping cun
Ticket price: 32 Yuan Location: 4 kilometers far from Yixian County
How to get there: There are direct buses to Nanping Village in Yixian County and it costs 6 Yuan to get there.