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“Also known as the Ancient Folk House”

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“Also known as the Ancient Folk House”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Simply beautiful old Ming/Qing Dynasty house complex. The condition is splendid. You can buy tea and go to a puppet show here as well. Me=I just walked around the complex and marveled. So quiet and peaceful-you can't hear the vendors of the muslim quarter outside. It's relaxing, and really inexpensive. This is a true gem in Xi'an. Many rooms are opened for your pleasure. if you love classic Chinese structures=then this is the pace for you. Enjoy!

Visited May 2011
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

You can easily miss this house if you do not look carefully. It's just on the corner of Beiyuanmen and West Yangshi. We only found it because a person we assumed be some kind of tout approached us on the pavement outside trying to convince us to go in. The compound is an old merchants house, nicely restored and now housing an artists complex. There are several options for entrance fees, which you can combine with a puppet show, shadow theatre show, tea drinking, paper cut making, etc. We chose the shadow theatre. The "tout" turned out to be government guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the house and its history. The artists have a small stall within the compound but there was no hard sell (actually there was no selling pitch whatsoever!). Following the guided tour, we saw a short shadow theatre play (journey to the west) which the kids really enjoyed. Plan on spending about an hour.

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