There is a village in Jiujiang that may be difficult for you to imagine how beautiful it is. Hengji village is surrounded by a wonderful waterside scenery where you can appreciate the winding water lanes, straight long bridge and egrets that shuttle through the sunset clouds.
The village granted with Lingnan waterside features is in the list of top ten most beautiful villages in Nanhai, with only about 130 residents.
Surrounded by crossing rivers and fishponds, you need to take a boat or cross the bridge if you want to go outside.
When the twilight falls, magnificent sunset clouds tinted the sky and water red,and the fishers paddle their boats slowly back home. People who hurry on the journey have slowed down the steps, watching the emerald water and tender ripples and finally get drunk in such a fascinating place.
The only way for people to enter the village is the stone slab bridge in your sight.
Surrounded by mountains and water, the green lake and ancient brick will demonstrate a graceful and elegant scene to you. When you occasionally hear the sound of wind and rain, it will surely give you a better feeling of ancient charm.
Here is a scenic sport you don’t want to miss. You have to go to the “Egret heaven” when you come to Hengji village, where there is an egret habitat of about 0.66 hectare with all bambus on the island and a cluster of vivacious egrets living inside it. There are about 10 varieties of egrets including white egrets, grey egrets, grey crane and etc. It has been a holy land for bird lovers since Daoguang period in the Qing Dynasty.
Best time for appreciating the egrets: 6 a.m. in the early morning or 5 p.m. on every day. Many people prefer to appreciate this unique sight at dusk because flocks of egrets start their homing at this time at the tranquil dusk. The majestic arc line they shape will integrate well with the green sight and present a marvelous landscape painting.
ADD: Hengji Village in Jiujiang town, Nanhai Foshan (The “Egret heaven is located between Hengji Feng Shui and academy of villagers’ group)
Bus: Take bus Jiang 02, Jiang 03 and Qiao 14 to Market of Hengji village.
Driving: Navigate “Hengji egret heaven