The Most Beautiful Village in China (婺源,中国最美乡村)

Famed as the most picturesque countryside in China, Wuyuan is a beautiful dream.

冲着“中国最美乡村”的大名,我亲眼跑去江西婺源探了个虚实。也正好趁着南方油菜花绽放的时节,我开启了这趟乡村之旅。

结论?它真的很美。

A Morning Climb at Jiang Ling(江岭破晓之行)

Dawn time atop the Jiang Ling hill. It was a moment when everything was transfixed. And you would subconsciously hold your breath to soak in the silence.

清晨破晓,随着轻快的步伐爬上江岭,看到的是一张静态的画卷。虽然这里的日出不及印尼布罗莫的壮观,但它美得很小家碧玉,让人怜惜。

As the sun rose up, the village afar began its brand new day while I found myself having lots of fun photographing in the Canola fields.

很明显的,山坡上的油菜花田已经接近花期尾声。那一片淡黄花海只能留给想象了。

小贴士:赏花期在三月中旬至三月底,不要去晚了哦。

Clearly I was too late for the canola full blossom. Imagine an entire field full of dreamy yellow… Oh my, what a sight to behold.

The Li Village(李坑)

李坑算是婺源附近比较商业化的古镇之一。到处是靠开饭馆、开客栈、开小店与划木筏为生的小贩。司机师傅跟我说,这里大部分的商贩都不是当地人,而是商业头脑转得很快的外地人。到处充斥着浓浓的商业氛围的李坑,我不是很喜欢。相机很挑剔地抓拍了几张避开人潮的景物。

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Don’t you wish this is the view to your backyard? :)

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Numerous (touristy) shops and local restaurants and inns could be found along the main street. Not sure if your foreign stomach is adventurous enough to withstand the local hygiene standard where kitchen preparations are performed by the not-so-clear river…

Jiang Village, home to the ex-Premier Jiang Ze Min(江湾,江泽民的故乡)

那山、那水、那悠悠的的石板路、那错综的青瓦白墙,和那无处不在的一抹碧绿。

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Another village exploited by tourism. One naturally expects most of the residents would want to move out and start a more peaceful life elsewhere. Interestingly, however, most of the villagers stayed. Income from tourism is undeniably attractive to the locals. They could only find a way to make peace with themselves and the sometimes unbearable crowds.

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听名字便不难想象,这又是一个商业化的古镇。主街道的布局与规划已经做的十分现代化了,但几条破旧的小胡同还是挺有味道的。

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Xiao Qi, A True Eco-village(生态家园晓起)

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Wang Kou, Catch It Before Commercialisation(汪口,趁它还未被旅游业侵蚀之前赶紧看看吧)

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Certainly the highlight of my trip. This quaint little town was made more special by my kind driver, Mr Chen, who is a local townsfolk. With a spontaneous and hospitable gesture, he invited me to his father’s house where I took a precious glimpse of the ancient architect that could be dated back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. So stay tuned, more to come in my next blog post :)

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汪口流淌着的是一种淳朴之美,是晴朗天空下洗净铅华流露出的纯净之美。

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Overall Verdict: Despite its unavoidable commercialisation, Wuyuan is hands-down one of the most elegant and exquisite places I’ve been to in China.

Shaded with greens and trees, adorned with Canolas and nameless wild flowers, this place is a poem that breaths, that whispers, that bewitches, that keeps its visitors afloat in their dreams.

一旦遇见,再不相忘。

坐落在江西、安徽、浙江三省交界处的婺源,被称为中国最美丽的乡村。其实,婺源并不是一个村庄,而是一个县。它之所以被称为“中国最美丽乡村”,是因为县境内散落着一个又一个自然与人文完美结合的村落。人与自然的和谐亲近,在这里得到了淋漓尽致的展示。

去吧,去婺源吧,去看一看她古朴却不失精细的素颜,去听一听她的轻声细语,去回味一下那无意奢华的田园景象。


Travel Tips & Information(旅游小贴士)

wuyuan map

  • 游玩线路:主要分成东线与西线。如果时间许可的话,两条线路都可以看看,但东线的景点要多一些。我总共花了2天半的时间玩了西线上的大部分景点。
    • 精华景点:早起爬江岭(虽然并不是看日出的好景点,但是清晨的油菜花与梯田还是很美的。不信看这里),汪口(未被商业化的老村庄,非常有味道)
  • 交通
    • 坐飞机去:没有直达的航班,最靠近的机场是黄山、南昌与景德镇
    • 从南昌到婺源:我选择飞南昌是因为从北京到南昌的机票是三者之中最便宜的。从南昌坐大巴直达婺源全程280公里,3个多小时左右。
    • 坐高铁去:2015年夏季,从南昌直达婺源的高铁已开通!票价在150元到250元之间
    • 各种外部交通的详情可以点击这里
    • 景点包车:一天大概500元左右(推荐朴实、有耐心的汪口人,陈师傅:136-6798-5256)
  • Getting in and around:
    • By Air: There’s no airport in Wuyuan, the closest airports are in Huang Shan, Nan Chang and Jing De Zhen (I opted for Nan Chang which has the cheapest tickets from Beijing)
    • By Bus: From Nan Chang to Wuyuan: Inter-city buses run 4 times daily,  departing from Nan Chang Bus Terminal to Wuyuan main town (total journey = 280km, takes about 3+ hours)
    • By Train: Good news, direct trains from Nan Chang to Wuyuan has been made possible this summer! Train tickets ranges from RMB150 – 250
    • Car hire: to navigate around the sights westward and eastward of Wuyuan, suggest hiring a local driver (though 99% of them would not speak English) at about RMB500/day
  • Highlights:
    • Using Wuyuan main town (marked by a star) as a starting point, the routes are split into the West line and East line (see map above)
    • It took me about 2.5 days to finish the main sights on the East line
    • Favourite sights: Morning climb at Jiang Ling and Wang Kou village

The Rest of My Wuyuan Story(另见婺源):

  1. C for Canola(婺源。初春的一抹油菜花)
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