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Gao Grand Courtyard

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No.144 Beiyuan men, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710003, China
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

It's just a small courtyard but I personally love this kind of architecture so it becomes my favorite tourist attraction in Xian. This place also has opera and shadow puppet show which are really interesting.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Gao Grand Courtyard - is really grand in every sense, it is difficult to fathom a place can built with so much grandeur.

1  Thank TriplyzerI
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This was my favourite tourist site in Xi'an aside from the Terracotta Warriors. Unlike the Warriors, I had little idea what I would see after buying my entry ticket - free for tourists over 60. (I was not interested in attending the puppet show). Aside...More

1  Thank fitzfloyd
Reviewed 8 November 2017

There are different tickets for this attraction depending on the experience you want, you can just pay for admission, or you can pay for admission plus the shadow play and some paper cutting or painting etc. The house belonged to an affluent family back in...More

Thank Fareza16
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Glad that it was a short performance and that our guide explained the story to us beforehand; the puppets are kinda small on the screen, so a bit difficult to make out the story. A bit of history.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It is a structure like any other and was good for pics but we didn't think much of the shadow play. The whole thing was in Mandarin and there was no explanation beforehand (which was probably our guides fault) as to what the story line...More

Thank rkontes
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This original old house located near the end of the Muslim Quarter is well worth a visit. An interesting place to visit if you are in the Muslim Quarter and have a little time free. You won't need much time to explore, but worth it.

1  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This house is not the fake - manicured - aseptized tourist attraction you can see in other places. It is still inhabited and hold various type of artistic events. As a result it has a soul and worn facades! The visit is definitely worth it...More

Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I guess since the review from the Lonely Planet travel book this place has gone downhill and fast. The price is ridiculous, the house is in terrible shape. Have not dusted in at least 10 years. Do not waste your time and effort πŸ‘ŽπŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ»Lonely Planet...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stumbled across the Gao Courtyard House as we were exploring the Muslim Quarter. Its highly recommended for a short detour and I think is one of the last remaining courtyard houses inside the City Walls

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