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!