Travelers come from across China and the world to Xi'an and Shaanxi Province to sneak a glimpse into life during the Han and Qin dynasties. Complement that historical experience with a visit to Dangjia Village, sometimes called a living fossil to reflect the well-preserved streets and buildings that fill out the town. Unlike Xi'an, this rural village hasn't fully experienced China's economic boom, so most of its 14th-century stone architecture remains standing for you to discover.
Make the most of your time in Dangjia with this private tour
Bring 14th-century history to life with an English-speaking guide
Avoid the hassle of hiring a car and driving to Dangjia for a do-it-yourself trip
Relax on the drive out to Dangjia and again on the way home
Dangjia Village is located in Xizhuang Town in the northeast of Hancheng City. It is a well-preserved architectural village of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is known as a "living fossil of the ancient traditional residences of Eastern mankind." Its stone-built alleys are tall and splendid, elegant courtyard doors are particularly eye-catching, the inscriptions prominently reflect the owner's status and beliefs, and the layout of the village lanes is even more interesting.