Hongcun village

Following more UNESCO world heritage sites, we went to Hongcun village. They say:
The traditional non-urban settlements of China, which have to a very large extent disappeared during the twentieth century, are exceptionally well preserved in the villages of Xidi and Hongcun. The two villages are graphic illustrations of a type of human settlement created during a feudal period and based on a prosperous trading economy. In their buildings and their street patterns, they reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled period of Chinese history. The streets are all paved with granite and the buildings, which are widely spaced, are timber-framed with brick walls and elegantly carved decoration.

Here are some pictures from our day out:

The rules are interesting!

Room service has just arrived, so Dad is going to try to make a meal (as the restaurant menu is… limited and half of the things on it are not available) out of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and these:

From, Thomas

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