Videos about FengHuang, China

FengHuang 凤凰, Pheonix Ancient Town

FengHuang, 凤凰古城, HuNan province, central China.

'Fenghuang', Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire only to rise again from the flames, is named after a legend that two of these fabulous birds flew over and found the town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave.

Step back in time, over a thousand years ...

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FengHuang 凤凰 ancient town, HuNan province

FèngHuáng (Phoenix) ancient town, lies 'close' (about 140 kilometers) to the ZhangJiaJie Nature Reserve.

The town retains much of its ancient architecture and culture.

Legend tells that two of the mythical phoenix birds flew over the town and were so in awe at its beauty that they remained hovering there for a long time, being reluctant to leave and lose the view.

FengHuang is home to several minority ethnic groups, mainly the Miao (苗) and TuJia (土家). Batik and tie-dye are very popular here and the Miao and TuJia have their own ways to produce the cloth with unique folk patterns. Traditional crafts also include embroidery (TuJia), silverware (Miao), 'paper cuts' and ginger candy.

DiaoJiaoLou (吊脚楼) is the traditional dwelling of the TuJia, Miao and some other minorities. DiaoJiaoLou can be translated literally into English as "feet-hanging building" which means a building built with its base hanging in the air instead of locating on the ground. The houses lining the river display a strong Miao ethnic style with the front part facing the old official road and the rear part hanging over the Tuo River.

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A glimpse of FengHuang 凤凰, HuNan province …

1 minute in Phoenix ancient water town ...

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FengHuang 凤凰 ancient town, and ZhangJiaJie 张家界 national forest park

HuNan province.

FengHuang is an ancient water town based on a river.

The WuLingYuan scenic area within ZhangJiaJie is also a nature reserve.

Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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