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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  • Lots of history to find out dting back to Song Dynasty. Rich cultural display and arts . Well restored and preserved architectual structures.  more »
  • The architecture is stunning. But what impresses more is its garden with caves. It is a small but every corner of it is a photographic beauty. Wonderful bonsai trees deserve a special attention.  more »
  • Spent about two hours at this residence. Was a bit of a maze but quite interesting to see a more traditional Chinese dwelling. Parking can be challenging.  more »
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  • Beautiful chinese traditional house
  • 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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  • When people look and feel great, kind of like time travel. Lane outside the House but is there a feeling.
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  • 存一片好心願舉世無災無難 做百般善事要大家利民利人 。
  • 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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