A segment of road lies on the way from Mt. Huangshan to downtown Huangshan city, Tunxi, dotted with quite a few old buildings, is called a long verandah of old buildings. Among all these buildings, the Qian Kou Residence is especially noted.
The Qian Kou Residence, also called Zixia Mountain Villa for it lies at the foot of Mt. Zixia, around 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) away from Mt. Huangshan, is situated in the Huizhou District, Huangshan City, Anhui Province.
Once an architectural proficient has commented that to see imperial palaces, you should go to Beijing; while for old residences, Qian Kou is definitely the best choice, since it is an epitome of residences and docorations of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).
To protect the ancient residences, in 1980s, the government disassembled ten most precious old buildings of Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) from neighboring region and moved them to Qian Kou to reassemble according to their former structures and appearances, forming the distinctive Qian Kou Residence. In these ten old buildings, there are one stone memorial arch, one arch bridge, one pavilion, three ancestral temples and four residences. The constituents of this architectural complex are arranged in conformity to Mt. Zixia and demonstrating an entire garden-style residence which is harmoniously situated.
1.Admission Fee: free
2.Hours: 8:00 - 17:00/18:00
3.How to Get There: Qiankou is about 27 kilometers from Tunxi, Huangshan, on the way between Xidi and downtown Huangshan city. On the way to Xidi or back to Huangshan by taxi, you can make a stopover here.