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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Hangzhou attractions like Former residence of Xueyan Hu can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We really enjoyed learning about the history of Mr. Hu. The house is very artistically designed and the history is fascinating.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 我非常喜歡閱讀胡雪巖的歷史,他的生平、從商、發跡、事業與沒落......,所以參觀胡雪巖故居便可以一一印證,細細品味這位清末不可一世的紅頂商人生活的點滴~~ 貧困的孩子,一日發家,僅管宅邸寬闊,江南山水園林,宅邸奢華、氣派、工藝精緻而又富麗堂皇,但位於元寶街18號的宅邸入口,卻非常低調,典型的石庫門宅門~ 宅邸約有1/3是山水園林-芝園,2/3是許多院落組成的宅邸,供胡宅1妻12妾與孩子們的居所!...  more »
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  • 故居很大,很精致,部署的巧妙,布置得精美,每一个设计都有一定讲究,虽然外在不是很奢靡,但是样样却价值不菲,也是一种低调啊~~
  • 喜欢这种比较紧凑的设计,感觉很好
  • 胡雪巖故居位於杭州市的元寶街, 是富甲四方的紅頂商人胡雪巖的故居, 這裡需要買門票才能入內參觀, 故居內部十分富麗堂皇, 可一窺清代富賈之家!
  • 很有歷史感的地方,以前豪門巨賈的華麗生活在這裡能有一番感懷。
  • 可以逛逛