Wuyuan: the Most Beautiful Village in China

Wuyuan, on the boundary of three provinces in Jiangxi’s northeastern corner, has a landscape dotted with strange caves, deep secluded rocks and numerous historic sites. Wuyuan County is home to some of the best-preserved ancient architecture in China. Wuyuan’s structures were built in 740 during the Tang Dynasty, its remoteness and inconvenient transportation protect its villages from too many visitors. Wuyuan is reputed as the most beautiful village in China.


The most charming tourist attractions in Wuyuan are ancient villages hidden amidst clear rivers and green mountains. In spring, rape flowers blossom around Wuyuan, while maple trees dye mountains into red in autumn.


Rape flowers are in full bloom in Yutan Village of Taibai Township in Wuyuan County, March 3, 2013.

The best way to discover and experience Wuyuan is hiking or ridding a bicycle. Wuyuan is regarded as a paradise for hikers. Walking along ancient stone-paved paths, you can enjoy countryside scenery comprised of ancient trees, old bridges, streams and waterfalls, thus getting a close touch with primitive Wuyuan.

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