This town is located 10 km south of Yulin. Mizhi is known as the birthplace of Li Zicheng and the place where the most beautiful women of Shaanxi live.

You will find here a sleepy kingdom lying far from the tourist trails and partially inhabited by representatives of the Hui people. Many aborigines still live in cave houses, and the tiny Old Town makes it possible to take a pleasant, albeit short walk. On the narrow winding streets, you will surely be the only foreigner.

The main attraction of Mizhi is Li Zicheng’s hiking palace; entrance Y20: ©8.30-1.30). A well-preserved small palace was built on the nickname of the power of the peasant leader, in 1643. The palace, surrounded by pavilions, stands against a hill topped with a statue of Li Zicheng. In the chambers and halls there are exhibits telling about the history of the Michi and the amazing life of its most famous native. On the territory of the palace there is also a pagoda and a beautiful theater hall, where performances and concerts are held in memory of the victory of the peasant army. To get to the palace, walk along the street. Singunlu to the east.

After leaving the palace, turn left and you will find yourself in the heart of the old quarters of Michi. Many buildings of the Ming era have survived, although they are not in the best shape.

You can easily make a trip to Mizhi from Yulin without spending the night. Buses depart from the main bus station in Yulin. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Jiulongqiao Bridge. In case of road works, the trip may take 3-4 hours.

Why go

Well-preserved ancient villages and mountains of fantastic beauty — that’s why it’s worth going to Anhui province Anhui). In the first place among the attractions of this southern region, undoubtedly, are the Huangshan Mountains. The granite towers of this massif, shrouded in snow-white clouds, gave rise to a whole trend of Chinese landscape painting of the XVII-XVIII centuries. The neighboring Jiuhuashan Mountains are much less well-known, and yet it is a sacred place of Buddhists who have been praying here for departed souls for centuries and created a spiritual aura contrasting with the wild atmosphere of Huangshan. The rural lands of the ancient Huizhou region are spread out at the foot of two ridges: white walls and black tiled roofs of peasant estates look spectacular on the background of green mountains and chinatowns.

The silence of the mountains and the unhurried rhythm of village life help the guests of Anhui to get vaccinated against the stress that is inevitable when traveling to the big cities of China. Yes, you definitely need to go to Anhui!