If you are a travel enthusiast, love to explore strange, attractive places in the world, then the great ancient villages in Asia will make you breathless.
1. Ban Rak Thai, Thailand
Ban Rak Thai is the name of the Chinese village located in the northern mountains of Thailand. The village is situated at an altitude of 1,776 meters above sea level.
Village in Ban Rak Thai
There are more than 1,000 Chinese living, mainly through tea growing and processing. To get here, you can choose the route to Chiang Mai and continue to take the bus (about 5-6 hours) to Mae Hong Son province, near the border of Thailand – Myanmar, along the road will see many scenic landscapes. Or from Chiang Mai, fly straight 30 minutes to Mae Hong Son. Ban Rak Thai is just 44 km from Mae Hong Son.
2. Shiarakawa-go – Ancient Village, Japan
Shirakawa-go is considered as a jewel in the Japanese countryside with wooden houses, pyramidal roofs scattered along the edge of the forest. Winter snow poured snow on the rooftops, the tops of the village made this small dream dim dream. Snow-covered wooden houses stand out by the still green forest in the midst of a cold winter. In the spring, the Japanese village glows in the blooming season.
From Takayama, it takes less than half an hour to reach Shirakawa-go’s ancient village in central Japan. You can go to Shirakawa-go village on the Tokyo-Toyama-Kanazawa bus, and then take the bus to the village.
3. Bukchon Hanok Village, Korea
Bukchon Hanok is considered to be the most beautiful ancient village in Seoul. This is also a great place for those who want to learn about Korean capital culture. Walking through the village, you can visit traditional Korean houses or many unforgettable spots in the village such as Korean-style teahouses or outdoor museums.
Bukchon Hanok village
This beautiful village consists of many hanok houses preserved intact. Here you can stroll the narrow streets, admire the architectural beauty centuries ago.
4. Jiufen Ancient Village, Taiwan
Kowloon Ancient Village is a village on Keelung Mountain in Taiwan, 50km from Taipei City. This ancient village is also home to many ancient architecture, lifestyles and local culinary culture.
Built along the mountain slope, the village consists of 4 layers of architecture divided by height. The village was called Cuu Phu because there were only nine families living in the village.
Jiufen ancient village
The Nine section attracts visitors by the romance of the old cliff-house to the beach and the space is calm. Cuu Phu Ancient Village is also chosen as the backdrop for many world-famous movies such as: “A City of Sadness” Japanese animated movie “Soul Land”.
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