Fenghuang County (simplified Chinese: 凤凰县) is a county of Hunan Province, China, it is under the administration of Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture.
Fenghuang County has an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town that harbors unique ethnic languages, customs, arts as well as many distinctive architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles. The town is placed in a mountain setting, incorporating the natural flow of water into city layout. Over half of the city’s population belong to the Miao or Tujia minorities. It was the center of the unsuccessful Miao Rebellion (1854–73), which created a Miao diaspora in Southeast Asia during the last two centuries. The city is revered in Miao traditions and funeral rites and is the location of the Southern China Great Wall (中国南方长城; 中國南方長城; Zhōngguó Nánfāng Chángchéng; Miao: “Suav Tuam Choj”), a fortification built by the Ming dynasty to protect the local Han Chinese from Miao attacks.
Marvel at the architecture and artistry of Phoenix Hong Bridge, a covered bridge that crosses the main river. A landmark of the old town, the bridge displays a typically ethnic Miao style, with three stone arches below and a two-tiered covered area on top. Crossing the bridge, you’ll find much of the space inside given over to souvenir shops and stalls, as well as a couple of viewing areas from which to take photos of the river and the architecture that clings to its banks.
In the Miao, Tujia ethnic minority-based aggregation County, the ancient city of Phoenix Water town with its unique classical gray attracted waves of foreign tourists.
River rafting, the mother river of the ancient city of Phoenix, rafting the meantime, the Castle Peak reflection, the two sides witnessed the Diaojiaolou quaint, a felt sense of return to nature.