Escape from the crowd with a one-day tour in Huzhen town

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 3, 2021 L M S

For people looking for a one-day getaway into the countryside, Huzhen town in Jinyun county, Zhejiang province is a highly recommended choice.

Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, the town offers a getaway for people living in urban areas who are looking to get refreshed while enjoying serene rural scenery and delicious food.

A recommended plan:

Morning: Yanxia stone village


An aerial view of Yanxia stone village in Jinyun county, Lishui. [Photo/WeChat account: jyzhlyzx]

In the mountains in Jinyun county, there is an ancient village named Yanxia, which literally means "under the rock" in Chinese. The well-preserved village retains its traditional culture and customs. Time seems to be suspended in its stone-paved streets, stone-built cottages, towering old trees, and meandering streams.

It is a lively village where locals hang laundry in courtyards, stroll along the alleys, soak up the sun in doorways, and happily chat with neighbours.

Location: Yanxia village, Huzhen town, Jinyun county, Lishui

Tickets: Free

Lunch: Local food like wild grouper, salted chicken and duck, sliced goose, as well as grass-wrapped rice is recommended.

Afternoon: Dalongmen scenic spot

Dalongmen, which means "dragon gate" in Chinese, got its name because of the landmark dragon-shaped gate. It is located in Cejiu village, another village in Huzhen town.

Here, the fresh air is merged with sweet spring scents. With the green mountains and bamboo groves, it is an ideal place to embrace nature. Visitors can watch the birds fly, hear the brooks murmur, see the falls, and enjoy an idyllic experience.

Location: Cejiu village, Huzhen town, Jinyun county, Lishui

Tickets: 60 yuan ($9.27) for each person