She County Guide

Well worth a day or overnight trip. 1000 plus years of history and the seat of the Huizhou area. Now a City with all the mod cons but the old town and the riverside are still very charming. A great jumping-off point to explore the area and get to start to understand the ancient Huizhou culture.

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Huizhou Old Town – Park nearby or stay overnight. All places within walking distance (or cheap taxi).
Spend an hour or two at the Huizhou History Museum learning about the local Huizhou area, culture and traditions. Newley open and a good work in progress.
Try the local food in one of the many Huizhou restaurants and visit the local fresh market.
Visit XiYuan Museum. Some of the best three dimensional wood and stone carvings anywhere! Get a sense for tranquil ancient village architecture. Learn about classic pattern making, wooden structures and ancestral homes.

While in She County we stay at the September Inn. A very cozy place in the old town run by Wendy who has a wealth of knowledge of the area. Check out this post in English & Chinese she has written on the area plus this link she gave us a photographer who visited a few years back.

She County (SheXian) is well connected by Rail, Air & Road.

SheCounty High Speed Train station is 15 to 20 minutes out of town (35rmb) and connects Hangzhou & Shanghai.

The G56 Motorway exit is 20minutes from downtown connecting Hangzhou to the East and Huangshan to the West. A nearly finished motorway also connects She County with Qiandao Hu.

Huangshan Airport is 40 minutes away.

Driving, cycling or motorbiking along the Xi’An River to Qiandao Hu along the back roads is a real insight to old Chinese village mountain life. Seriously windy hill roads. The roads North East heading towards Wildhomestay are super interesting with the black hills, forests and villages. Check out Tanqi’s Merchant Trail which connects the old Huizhou trails between us and Wuyuan.