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Zhangguying Village (simplified Chinese: 张谷英村; traditional Chinese: 張谷英村; pinyin: zhāng-gǔ-yīng cūn) is administered by Yueyang prefecture, Hunan province, and it's 80 kilometers south east of Yueyang city. The town was built by a family surnamed Zhang, who migrated during the Ming dynasty from neighboring Jiangxi province in search of a place that would fit perfectly into Chinese fengshui. The town has a creek that flows through it and it's surrounded by mountains.

Get in[edit]

Google Maps mentions it as Zhangguying Town.

From Yueyang. Go to the bus station on Balingzhong lu and ask for Zhang Gu Ying Cun. The bus leaves you at the new town, just ask for the "gu zhen" (lit: old town) and people will indicate you.


Old traditional architecture from Ming dynasty.

Zhangguying Village

Local museum.


All the houses are connected together by halls and walkways, which means there is no single house that stands out alone. Go to the top of a small hill behind the town and get a panoramic view and observe all the dark traditional wooden rooftops that dominate the scene. Watch the locals live their lives.



You Doufu (油豆腐). Locally made Tofu.



There are a couple of home stays in the village around the area near the creek. ¥100 for a double.


Go next[edit]

You can either go back to Yueyang, where you most probably came from, or go back to the main road that links these two places and head further east by thumb (the only method) in to Pingjiang County (平江县). People will definitely pick you up in these areas.

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