Turenscape Academy's unique campus is located in Xixinan 西溪南, the 1,200 year old village south of the fertile
Fengle River, situated in Anhui Province, China. In Anhui 安徽, the local Huizhou culture is simply referred to as Hui
culture. The Chinese character for Hui is 徽. When dissected, the character has the 'people', 'mountains', 'culture',
and 'river' radicals. These parts aptly describe the talented craftspeople and cultured artists found in the beautiful
region of Anhui, surrounded by mountains and rivers.  Xixinan embodies Hui culture, found in present-day southern
Anhui Province, China. It was once well known as the hub where great artists, poets and calligraphers gathered.
Attracted by the area's natural beauty, Ming Dynasty calligrapher Zhu Zhishan (1460-1526) and Qing Dynasty
Chinese landscape painter and poet Shi Tao (1642-1707) were known to have resided in Xixinan and drawn their
inspiration from the tranquil, picturesque village.
• Research and explore ancient classic Chinese Hui architecture
• Experience 1,000-year-old heritage village life
• Develop a village masterplan
• Study traditional water canal system
• Enjoy exquisite Tea Culture
• Generate digital maps using drone technology
• Unearth the mystery of Hui Sculpting and Wood Carving
• Hike up the breathtaking Yellow Mountains
• Examine the Wu Mansion, an ancient architectural marvel
• Discover the rich history behind Chinese ink painting and ink slabs
Ink Slabs
Wu Mansion
Emerald Pavilion
Fēng Le River
Hui Opera
Delicious Food
Conference Hall
Wangshan Hotel
Chengkan Village 呈坎

Chengkan Village is renowned as the
number one geomantic village in China.
Viewed from above, it looks like a
natural geomantic diagram. You can
enhance your understanding of Chinese
Hui architecture and learn about
preservation of cultural relics and
buildings as you wander through this
ancient village famous for its exquisite
Hui architecture of the Ming era (1368
Hongcun Village 宏村

Hongcun has been a UNCESCO World
Heritage Site since 2000. It is particularly
renowned for its well-reserved residences,
ancestral homes and memorial archways
dating back Ming (1368-1644) and Qing
(1644-1911) eras. It is also well known for
its well-developed water system.
Meandering through the ancient village
is like visiting a historical museum.  

Tunxi Ancient Street 屯溪老街

Tunxi Ancient Street, named one of China's top ten historical and cultural

streets in 2009, is found at the foot of the Yellow Mountains,  or downtown

Huangshan City, Anhui Province. Tunxi Ancient Street is a 1.5 km long alley

lined with beautiful Hui architecture dating back to Ming (1368-1644) and Qing

(1644-1911) eras. The two or three-story buildings include storefronts with red

lacquered ancient shop signs, workshops creating traditional crafts and snacks

as well as quaint residences. Typical of Anhui architecture, the stone-brick and

wooden structures with exquisite woodcarvings also have ornamented roof tiles

with charming eaves.

Lecture Hall
Exhibition Hall
Standard Room
Ceramics Studio
Turenscape Academy Campus

Located in the heart of Xixinan village, Turenscape Academy occupies
a series of heritage buildings, including former factories, schools,
administrative buildings, and grain warehouses. These remnants have
been creatively converted to include:

• Spacious Classrooms and Workshop Spaces
• Internal and External Studios for teaching and learning purposes
• Exhibition and Gallery spaces
• Ceramic Workshop and Showroom
• Electric Firing Kiln
• On-site residential accommodation & restaurant

The spaces of TA are available for visits by groups for short workshops, longer-term studios and research projects, professional training courses,
and retreats by companies and organizations.
Huangshan 黄山, the Yellow Mountain

The range of Yellow Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is well known for
its beautiful sunrises, ancient pine trees, and unique granite peaks. The mountaintops often offer fantastic views of the clouds from above, a sight
praised in ancient literature as the Sea of Clouds. Huangshan's moist climate
also facilitates the cultivation of tea leaves, and the area is one of China's premier
green tea-producing regions.