Guanlu Village

Updated:Jun 17,2021 17:29 PM

Located in the southwest of Yixian County, Huangshan City, Guanlu Village is an ancient village known for its unique jointed ancient houses.

The Wang’s clan moved to settle here over one thousand years ago. In the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1736-1796), the Wang’s families made a big fortune by trading along the Yangtze River. The merchants returned with the fortune and built luxurious houses for the clan people, thus the whole village took a complete new look. These houses were beautifully built with the upturned eaves, carved beams and painted rafters. Among all the houses, the “Badajia” (Eight Large Houses) lying in the center of the village and owned by eight brothers of a Wang’s Family, are the most famous ones. The eight houses seem to be separated from each other from outside, but they are connected with each other by corridors.