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Phoenix Ancient Tower

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Address: Phoenix Ancient Tower, Fenghuang Ancient City, Fenghuang County 416200, China
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BEAUTIFUL OLD CITY

This is a place to be visited by day and night . The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts .We took a boat ride along the TUO JIANG river to see the awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is a place to be visited by day and night . The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts .We took a boat ride along the TUO JIANG river to see the awesome old houses along the banks . The FENGHUANG garden hotel is the best hotel in town but only 3 star to us !!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous town, glad we took the day trip out to see it. Literally one of the hightlights of the trip it was so gorgeous.

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Thank Lisa G
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Loved this ancient and quaint town - the peddlars are super annoying - if you dont buy or use their offered services, you have to keep moving - i was scolded by a woman peddlar for refusing to use her services to braid my hair - she told me to make sure she does not see me others doing for... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Fenghuang, as the hole town, not just this ancient tower, is extremely touristy place, with thousands of (mostly Chinese) tourists walking around, gawking, taking selfies (gosh ppl rest of the world gave up on the selfie sticks, when are you going to?) yelling and what not. Riverfront now has tons of restaurants and bars, neon signs everywhere, loud music etc.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

One of the architectural landmarks of the city. It's not a very big city, so you'll probably end up with pictures of the tower anyhow :D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Both day and night the area is incredible scenic beauty. surrounded by historical building is impossible not to visit and photograph.

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Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Fenghuan (Phoenix City) is a bigger scale Old Village with the Tuo River that runs thro it as the main centerpiece offering great views of the houses (many built on wooden stilts) especially by night when these houses are nicely lit offering great night views especially when viewed from the southern bank. Some nice cafes where one could relax and... More 

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Thank kyh86
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

The beautiful iconic tower is located directly at the Tuojiang River in the middle of the ancient center east of the old Hong Bridge. Access is free of charge. The picturesque tower dominates the view at day and night and attracts many tourists so that the area nearby is especially busy. It’s a good place to take photos, try local... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful but becoming nothing more than a "college spring break" atmosphere at night. You will see many local tribe people in traditional clothing, but don't be fooled by all the young people having their photos taken along the waterfront-seemingly in traditional clothing. These are "dress up" photos. They are donning traditional clothing (rented) to have their pix taken... Not locals... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a lovely way to see this ancient town. The houses along the river are built on stilts. No life jackets, you just get on board for an enjoyable ride. I thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride and highly recommend it.

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