Hongcun - Hong Village in Anhui

Located in a mildly hilly region of Anhui Province, Hongcun is a village where traditional architecture has been well-preserved, featuring narrow lanes and closely-knit communal life. In front the village, there is a pond in the shape of a half-moon, as shown in the picture here. It is believed that the shape of a half moon is more auspicious than that of a full moon. In the Daoist view, fullness and completion is the starting point of a decline.