Magical Fenghuang, Hunan

Fenghuang City (凤凰县), which means Phoenix City, is a marvelously preserved ancient town nestled in the mountains in China’s central Hunan province. The scenery in and around this ancient town seems unreal and magical with the stilted buildings along the Tuojiang river being the most famous.

This town is a MUST SEE for anyone going to nearby Zhangjiajie to see the “Avatar” mountains and is the location of the southern Great Wall of China. The architecture and living history of the town is strongly unique in China making only the difficulty to travel to Fenghuang the reason it’s still kept its charm without being heavily bombarded by domestic tourists.