China has a long history and many ancient towns with profound cultural deposits on its vast land. Some of them have been listed as world cultural heritage by UNESCO. The top ten ancient towns in China are mainly selected according to the historical culture, architectural characteristics, cultural relics, cultural landscape, traffic conditions, honors and other factors of the ancient towns in China. There are top 10 ancient towns in China 2019.
Huangyao is located in Zhaoping County, Guangxi province, 200 kilometers away from Guilin. It is an ancient town of Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of more than 900 years. The ancient town covers an area of 1 square kilometer and is a typical karst landform. There are more than 600 households in the town, with eight streets, most of which are in the style of the Ming and qing dynasties. The ancient town has more than 20 monasteries and temples, and more than 10 pavilions.
Danba Tibetan village is located in the western Sichuan Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture next to the east, inhabited by the Tibetan – based 15 ethnic groups a total of 57,000 people. The magnificent and charming scenery, the mysterious beauty valley, the tranquil and poetic folk houses, the unique ancient stone towers, and the colorful customs all reveal the wonder and beauty of Danba.
Tuwa village is located 3 kilometers south of Kanas lake in the Kanas valley. The Tuwa live in tower-shaped and wooden houses made of pine. The four walls are all built of logs, with ceiling and floor, and the roof is inclined at the top to adapt to the rainy and snowy environment in the mountainous area.
Wuyuan is an ancient county with a long history in Jiangxi province. Wuyuan ancient town is the hometown of Zhu xi who is a famous neo-Confucianist in the Southern Song dynasty, and Zhan Tianyou who is the father of Chinese railways. There are ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties that are kept in perfect condition, as well as idyllic atmosphere and scenery.