108 Ancient Chinese Villages (BOK)
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Ancient China: Villages is a guide to a lost world of Chinese villages that have remained largely unchanged for generations. Most ancient villages were situated near rivers and were designed according to traditional feng-shui principles. Ancient Chinese village architecture includes courtyard residences, temples, colleges, wells, bridges, theatre stages, memorial arches, towers, shrines and tombs. Many of the beautiful villages in Ancient China: Villages look like details from Chinese ink paintings. This is the first in a major new series of travel books with a unique focus on the legacy of the past. Every ancient villiage, town and city covered in Ancient World Guides bears the mark of an ancient way of life. Ancient World Guides make this heritage accessible with detailed directions and information about culture and history. Ancient World Guides will be treasured before, during and long after a journey Fortresses and cave houses. Villages with good feng shui . Fascinating rural culture and customs. Directions for nearest tourist hubs. Festivals. A unique ecology. River and mountain villages. Fortresses and cave houses.