Yan Village: Our home


Merchants, scholars and mandarins

Our house stands in Yan Village (Yancun), a Song dynasty village. The village is littered with spectacular houses of the merchants, scholars, and mandarins. Many would travel the country working, and spend their earnings on spectacular mansions, that their family and descendants would be safe for years to come. All built-in white brick, with wooden interiors, the village was designed to be beautiful – and still is. Yan village is nestled by a river to the South and hills to the North, a FengShui ideal.

Merchants, scholars and mandarins

Our house stands in Yan Village (Yancun), a Song dynasty village. The village is littered with spectacular houses of the merchants, scholars, and mandarins. Many would travel the country working, and spend their earnings on spectacular mansions, that their family and descendants would be safe for years to come. All built-in white brick, with wooden interiors, the village was designed to be beautiful – and still is. Yan village is nestled by a river to the South and hills to the North, a FengShui ideal.

Plan on spending at least one day exploring the villages – and ask us about the best adventures to be had beyond.