Kuzhu Ancient Village , a Tujia Village 12km away from Jiutian Cave, is located on the bank of Maoyan River, upper section of Lishui River in Sangzhi County, Zhangjiajie City. It is the starting site of Maoyan River Cruise. Kuzhu means " located between high mountains with two sides" in Tujia Language.
Kuzhu Village was first founded in the Tang Dynasty (628-907), and it was worldwide in the Ming Dynasty(1368-1844) and Qing Dynasty(1645-1911) . As the jetty of the upper section of Lishui River, it was the only way from Zhangjiajie City to Sangzhi County in ancient times. Over hundreds of houses standing there, this village became the famous village for businessmen in that time.
Entering the village, you can see some stilted-houses standing on the both sides of the street. The village has now developed into a scenic spot of Maoyan River Scenic Area for traditional customs and folk culture, attracting tourists all around the world.
Add: 12km away from Jiutian Cave in Sangzhi County, Maoyan River Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie City
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
Entrance Fee: Free