Phoenix Island

Phoenix Island

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Phoenix Island

Introduction: Introduction:Occupying 33 acres, Phoenix Island lies in the Xin’an River of Shexian County, A..

Tickets:The Phoenix Island Fee and Opening Hours:For the admission fee and opening hours, please refer..

Travel Tips:Tips:1. Shexian County has many local specialties, such as honey date, various kinds of famou..

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Phoenix Island Introduction

Occupying 33 acres, Phoenix Island lies in the Xin’an River of Shexian County, Anhui Province. Artificial Phoenixes are put in the forest of Phoenix Island, so the island goes the name. Combining sightseeing and entertainment, tourists can not o­nly enjoy the beautiful scenery of Xin’an River but also play the entertainment programs.
Located in the subtropics, Shexian County has a wet mild monsoon climate. It is free of severe winter cold and summer hot. The comfortable weather affords good opportunities to travel throughout the year. The best seasons to travel Shexian County are spring and autumn.

Phoenix Island Features

Shexian County, situated at the foot of Mt. Huangshan, is reputed as 'the Town of Arches'. More than 250 arches constructed in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties are scattered around the county. Over 80 of these arches are in good condition. Two representatives are the Xuguo Stone Arch and Tangyue Memorial Archways.
Archway is known as 'Paifang' or 'Pailou' in Chinese. Paifang was a unique architectural form in ancient China. The building materials vary from wood to stone to glazed tile. It was usually erected at the entrance of a village, street or tomb. These grand and magnificent archways demonstrated the unique talents and distinguished skills possessed by ancient architects and construction workers.
In Chinese feudal society, Paifang had significant cultural connotations and its construction must be approved by an emperor. The purpose of Paifang was to honor individuals or groups who had made great contributions to or were viewed as role models by the states. The Tanyue Memorial Archways, with seven arches, was constructed to praise the Baos for their virtues and merits. The seven archways symbolized the virtues of the Baos: loyalty, filial piety, benevolence and charity.
Paifang is a unique architectural form and a reflection of traditional Chinese culture. Shexian was blessed with many archways, hence 'the Town of Arches'.

Phoenix Island Tickets

The Phoenix Island Fee and Opening Hours:
For the admission fee and opening hours, please refer to the staff.

Phoenix Island Transporation

Buses from Shexian bus station to Shendu are available.

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