Situated in the center of Huangshan City, Tunxi Old Street, a must-see in Huangshan, is embraced by blue mountains and green waters, with the lofty Hua Mountain in the north and azure blue Xinan River in the south. With a history of hundreds of years, Tunxi Old Street stretches 1273 meters in length and 8 meters in width, which is the best-preserved commercial street built in Ming and Qing dynasties. It was reputed as “the most famous three cultural streets in China”, together with Guozijian Street in Beijing and Pingjiang Road in Suzhou.
Tunxi Old Street is known for its ancient dwellings of Hui architectural style. The street zigzags, deep and narrow. The end of the street is invisible if you stand at the beginning of the street. Paved with maroon slate, the path of the street is embraced by the atmosphere of mystery. Flanked on both sides of the street, differently-sized shops are uncountable, which mainly deal in local specialties. Houses on the street are black-brick-structured, high-wall-fenced and black-tile-roofed, each of which blends with the surroundings harmoniously. Houses on the street are a great perfect reflection of elegance, simplicity, and uniqueness of Hui architectural structure. As the only historical block under national protection, Tunxi Old Streets steals the attention of more than 6 million of visitors domestic and abroad every year.
Chinese Pinyin: Tun xi lao jie
Opening Time: 24 hours
Location: Tunxi District, Huangshan City
How to get to: It is located in the downtown of Huangshan City and easy to find.