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Former residence of Xueyan Hu

No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful example of Chinese architecture. Stunning gardens. It is good to have tour with the guide, so you can hear all the interesting histories about this place.

1  Thank Bailime
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visited as part of a tour group. Difficult to get the atmosphere of the house as it would have been. The guides did their best to tell you the rags to riches to rags story of the merchant and the value of the wood in...More

1  Thank The_Review_Queen
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fascinating glimpse into the courtyard home of a former wealthy mansion. Just a short stroll from the HeFang old street, it is picturesque, and photogenic. Gorgeous Rick tunnels , central ponds, walkways, all in a walled setting.

Thank Travel-Luxe1
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a great attraction. House from the late 18th century and you can see how the wealthy lived. Nicely restored with a maze of different buildings and rooms. Beautiful gardens and furniture and 30 foot walls surrounding it. Really enjoyed.

1  Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This mansion isn't as old as it looks: it is from the Qing (aka Manchu) Dynasty and was built in the 19th Century. It is a very beautiful piece of architecture, however, and well worth visiting. There is a large pond with carp fish in...More

Thank JamieNYC
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We really enjoyed learning about the history of Mr. Hu. The house is very artistically designed and the history is fascinating.

2  Thank L B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This place is a must to visit to know how the Richest man lived in China 150 years back & also experience the architecture of the place.

1  Thank SanjayPrabhu
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the most beautiful, impressive sight we saw during our 3-weeks tour through classical China! A very nice Chinese garden with a pond in the middle and pavilions and galleries around it. Ok, you can see something similar in other places in China, too....More

3  Thank konstantinlubsky
Reviewed 4 November 2016

While one is in hefang jie, you are already accustom to the many Chinese medical halls that is related to him i.e. hu qing yu tang. He came from rags to riches and back to rags at old age. It is very uncommon for a...More

3  Thank seowchewsang
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The owner was told to have up to 12 wives .... Magnificent house which definitely worth the visit. Do not miss the caves. A little bit out of the city center but do not hesitate to take a taxi for 20 rmb and visit.

2  Thank hamelinp1972
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