Former residence of Xueyan Hu, Hangzhou

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At Former residence of Xueyan Hu, get a glimpse of the wealth and splendor of the richest merchant of the Qing dynasty. The only merchant who was awarded with a read-topped hat--usually reserved for the court officials--built the residence in 19th century. Go down a secluded alley that leads to the front gate, then notice the shoe-shaped ingot pattern on the floor--a symbol of good fortune. Walk around the labyrinth of open-air corridors, oriental gardens, rocky areas, pavilions, and towers. See the hall, which Hu built to watch opera. Notice the Western-style chandeliers hanging in the main hall, where the merchant used to entertain foreign guests. Use our Hangzhou holiday planner to add Former residence of Xueyan Hu and other attractions to your Hangzhou vacation plans.
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  • September 27, 2017
    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.  more »
  • August 28, 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 valu...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    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, walkw...  more »
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  • February 19, 2017
    Beautiful chinese traditional house
  • May 4, 2017
    To understand Hu's history, biography, look at his former home, although it is renovated, but can still feel the luxury of when Hu Jia Yuan, covers an area of 5,800 square kilometers big, be saddened. Of course there are a lot of people is to dip a rich gas, hahaha
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  • April 12, 2017
    When people look and feel great, kind of like time travel. Lane outside the House but is there a feeling.
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  • June 23, 2017
    存一片好心願舉世無災無難 做百般善事要大家利民利人 。
  • December 8, 2016
    House is located in the San Francisco area, NAO, is alone in some scene or landscape. White walls Prada two coating half floor this high, uprated Yin hiding in alleyways, and Zambia is rich. Individual residential rooms many design plan is reasonable, after image: Living room, living room, book rooms and Agora, and that calculations can have this model courses mansion, you can see how Hu when time is money!
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