Old China, new life in Huizhou's ancient villages

The ancient villages in Huizhou and the scenic Huangshan mountain area transport travellers and film-makers to a lost-in-time China

When I walk into the ancient Chinese village of Lucun in the late morning, its pathways are mostly empty, except for young art students stationed at various intersections drawing houses with high stark-white walls under grey tiled roofs.

This is the architecture typical of Huizhou in the southern province of Anhui.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Old China, new life'. Print Edition | Subscribe