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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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  • This mansion isn't as old as it looks: it is from the Qing (aka Manchu) Dynasty and was built in the 19th Century. It is a very beautiful piece of architecture, however, and well worth visiting. There...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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  • 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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  • 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!