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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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  • 故居位于旧城区中,在闹市中是一道独有的风景。白色的墙高达两层半楼这么高,正门隐藏在一道小巷中,果然是低调的富豪。整个住宅房间很多,设计得很合理,会客厅、起居室、书房和后花园等,那时候能有这样得大宅,可见胡雪岩当时多么有钱! 
  • This is the most beautiful, impressive sight we saw during our 3-weeks tour through classical China! A very nice Chinese garden with a pond in the middle and pavilions and galleries around it. Ok, you...  more »
  • While one is in hefang jie, you are already accustom to the many Chinese medical halls that is related to him i.e. hu qing yu tang. He came from rags to riches and back to rags at old age. It is very ...  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