Tachuan Village is considered to have one of the best autumn scenes
Tachuan (literally meaning “Pagoda and Creek”) Village, also called
Tashang (meaning “above the pagoda”), was built align with the
shape of the mountain to create a pagoda shape. The
hundred-year-old folk houses were well-arranged upon the mountain,
tier upon tier, making it all look like a pagoda if seen from
above. Limpid creeks wind their way through the village, adding
vitality to the tranquil atmosphere of the village. That’s how the
village got its name with the pagoda-like houses and the creaks.
Tachuan Village boasts numerous ancient giant trees, such as
Chinese tallow trees, maples and camphor tree. Many of them have
grown for hundreds of years that it needs several people hand in
hand together to surround the trunk. The best time to visit Tachuan village is autumn (October and
November), when the tree leaves turn multi-colored, creating a gorgeous
sight, attracting many visitors and photographers.
Tachuan Village is located only 2 kilometers or 30 minutes’ hike
from Hongcun Village, another famous ancient village in Huangshan
area. Check out our Yellow Mountain and Tachuan Village Tour.
Sightseeing, hiking and photography
Laba Tofu features local flavor. Laba means the eighth day of the
twelfth month of the traditional Chinese calendar, and it is when
the Spring Festival (traditional Chinese New Year) is coming near.
Every year on this day, every household at Tachuan Village would
sun-dry the tofu, which are called “Laba Tofu”.
The tofu is made from quality soybean, cut into round or square
pieces and wiped with salt water. A hole is scooped in the middle
but not through the tofu, and salt is put into the hole. Then it is
basked in the sun till the water dry up and the salt is absorbed
into the tofu. Laba Tofu tastes soft, salty and fragrant.
Hongcun Ancient Village is only 2 kilometers or 30 minutes’ walk
away. Our Yellow Mountain and Tachuan Village Tour includes a visit
to Hongcun Villabe, or feel free to Contact us for a
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