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Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)

Qiaojiabao Village, Dongguan Town, Pingyao County 030901, China
+86 354 532 1045
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The main attraction of this place was that it was used as a set for the Red Lantern movie. In real... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
AndrewYew
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Singapore, Singapore
Not worth visiting if you come from Pingyao

Because of a movie it has become a very crowded place. It is also pretty expensive when you compare... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
PJ R
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Qiaojiabao Village, Dongguan Town, Pingyao County 030901, China
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+86 354 532 1045
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The main attraction of this place was that it was used as a set for the Red Lantern movie. In real life, there weren't any red lanterns unless on auspicious occasions. But now to satisfy the tourists, red lanterns are strung up everywhere. There is...More

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Because of a movie it has become a very crowded place. It is also pretty expensive when you compare to what you can see and visit in Pingyao. It does not add anything to it and is a bit repetitive. Not worth spending that money...More

Thank PJ R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I thought this place looked familiar as we walked through an d were told about many of the numerous rooms. It looked familiar because it was the set for my favorite Chinese movie, Raise the red Lantern. It is impressive to see how a wealthy...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this compound as part of our visit to Pingyao. On the drive out you can observe cave dwellings. The compound itself is large and interesting. Our guide was not that great, too much time on his cell phone, but the site itself is...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The historical and huge family compound occupied over 4000 sq. m. A very pleasant walk around the huge but well preserved complex.It is magnificent and worth visiting whilst on one's way to Pingyao Ancient City.

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful representation of a way of life now long gone. However it was dusty and not well maintained. More could and should be done to improve this site to adewuatelt reflect the entry fee. Should you visit? Well...it is an old compound but if you...More

Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Featured in a film, Qiao's Family Compound is filled with hundreds of rooms and siheyuans, all with their own sections of history. Seeing the types of punishments people would receive in those days-the actual equipment located in the palace-like compartment-, as well as the bedrooms...More

1  Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Qiao Family Compound. Whether it was the relative emptiness, the blue sky or the very informative information provided about the rooms and the family and how daily life in the Compound operated, I just found the whole thing fascinating. The furniture...More

1  Thank bladdamasta
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place was a highlight of our visit to Pingyao. My husband knew that it was the location for the film Raise the Red Lantern and as such was an authentic place to visit. As the location is on the outskirts of town, we hired...More

2  Thank Bitten_by_the_bug_10
Reviewed 20 December 2016

What an amazing place, great insight on how some of the wealthy lived. Give yourself plenty of time when visiitng, as it can get a bit "crowded".

Thank Rosalba C
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didicontra
31 August 2016|
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Response from frenchteddywww | Reviewed this property |
I also advise to use a private car and guide even if it is not that far away from Pingyao. I also recommend to use Jonathan as a guide. His phone +86 158 3503 3752. His English is impeccable, he is very honest and flexible... More
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didicontra
31 August 2016|
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Response from Chanda D | Reviewed this property |
You cant miss the guides for hire because they are directly across from the ticket counters. We also booked a driver that took us to Pingyao for a couple days and then to the Qiao compound.
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