Local Guide

Whats in the local area? Interesting places within 1 hour drive. Most of the local roads are very windy so it takes time to drive on them. The G56 mortorway exit is 10 minutes drive from the homestay so there are various interesting options to the East and West of us which can be easily driven within 1 hour.

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30 minutes on small roads – very local  

  • YingChuang Village: 英川村 Where Wildhomestay is Located. Map & Guide
  • Qingliang Feng Nature Reserve 清凉峰自然保护区: Keep out of the core and buffer zones but many interesting places around the perimeter and experimental zones.
  • Shangtan Village & Terraces 上坦村: 10m drive | 30m walk from the Homestay. Very nice rice and vegetable terraces. Map
  • Remote Daxiyuan Village 大溪源村: 10m drive but dont suggest you drive it.
  • Xitan Village & Hill Hike 西潭村: A nice walk west over from the homestay with possible extensions or car back to the homestay. Map
  • Sanyang Old Street & Shopping 三阳镇老街: 15m drive and our main local village. Map & Guide 
  • Gaoshan Hill Village & Old Architecture 高山村: a double village on top of a local hill. Some lovely old buildings and a nice hike up to a pavilion with good views. 25m drive. Map

30 minutes to 1 hour on Small Roads

  • Jinchuan Xiang & Gechuan Peak 金川乡搁船尖: About 40m drive up a lovely road which heads south out of Sanyang. Map.
  • Yingkengcun & Horshoe peak and around.英坑村. Great exploring in this area. Map
  • Poshan Town & Hills 坡山村: about 40m drive west. Hills, rivers, mulberry, small hikes. Map
  • ShuiZhuKeng Old Town & Hills 水竹坑: A very nice old town in the hills between us and Jixi. Map
  • Shitan Cun Old Town & Hills 石潭村: very steep small rolling hills. Xiakeng Village. Map
  • Yenke 燕窠: best walked from the homestay but just under an hour to drive on a bad construction road. New cable car and glass bridges being built. Map

45 minutes to 1 hour on Motorway G56 West

  • Zhangshan Grand Canyon 鄣山大峡谷: A small canyon with nice walls, pools, little villages at the south of the Huihang Gu Dao Trail. Map
  • Xin’An River 新安江: A very nice river drive, cycle or motorbike. Guide & Map
  • She County 歙县: A large town city with interesting Huizhou Architectural museums, old street and memorial arch area. Check out our Map & Guide to She County
  • JiXi City  绩溪: A large city west of us. 
  • Tunxi City 屯溪: A large city, airport, jumping-off point for Huangshan Mountain, old street and various interesting places.

45 minutes to 1 hour on Motorway G56 East  

  • Daming Shan 大明山: the big hill in the area for cycling, even a bit of winter skiing. Map
  • Botanical Garden 植物园: nice drive or ride with more great walks. Map

Local 1 Day Driving Itineraries:

By Car or motorbike within 1 day. 可驾车或摩托车

  • Old Villages & Hills: ShuiZhuKeng Old Town > Zhangshan Grand Canyon > Sanyang Old town (if time) and home. Full day.  古村游:三阳-水竹坑-鄣山大峡谷-坡山-野趣乡居
  • 3 Peaks: Discover the rubbish river and the peaks it connects. Poshan to Shitang. Great little hikes and villages especially during certain seasons.
  • Remote Yinkeng: Drive to the villages above (south of) Yingkeng and hike along the mountain top fire lane and southern rivers.
  • The fingers: Drive south towards Qiandaohu and discover some lost villages, following rivers and secluded areas.
  • Yingkeng Cun, horseshoes and around. 英坑村周边
  • Xin’an River…. (new motorway? when) Xitang > Shendu > 新安江山水游:
  • Daming Mountain…… 大明山

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