Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Lingshi County

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Take a step back in time and imagine the daily life of one of China’s wealthiest families at Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan). One of the biggest luxurious residential complexes in China--with nearly 8,000 rooms--was built by one of the four families of the Qing dynasty during the second half of the 18th and first decade of the 19th centuries. The complex is divided into two large sections or courtyards, connected by a wide brick bridge. The east courtyard feels like a labyrinth of alleys, kitchen yards, and school yards, while the larger west courtyard--also called “red gate castle” after its red gate opening on to the main street--houses the world's only museum dedicated to Wang culture. See old calligraphy paintings, antique furnishings, chinaware, and jade carvings. Climb the top of the fort for panoramic views of the entire surrounding area. Use our Lingshi County vacation generator to visit Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan) on your trip to Lingshi County, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Promote 遙 available public car or train to the courtyard, but Userboxes/Time spent, if the car take the highway just 40 minutes or so. Wang's grand courtyard built along the hillside, private hotel of such rules, and weeks 圍 and even city walls class of rules drawn, presumably less see, eyes meeting, and are why the courtyard range 圍. When Jie, Wang Jia flourished when, when the King family, 顯 Club Med is hard, Cardinality forgings necessary chain stadium every day, walking up and down the Hill. 窯 hole on the Loess plateau, Re:Torpark, cool in summer and warm in winter, you can see the courtyard near, there are still people today live in 窯 hole. But there are, in addition to outside, cool in summer and warm in winter, Ying laksa of this still, I do not know how the solutions encountered problems such as this.
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  • May 20, 2017
    Nice, that is free when there were so many, is basically people see people, person by person, crowded. Sunlight is too strong as anyone in line has 1 miles long, the crowd moved slowly. Finally into the inside, can't see at all with the crowd slowly move the walls, and typically ended a ride home
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  • May 11, 2017
    South of Pingyao is Lingshi, home to the Wang family residence complex, a maze of courtyards, portals, secret hallways and apartments. Recently opened after two years of meticulous restoration that returned the splendour of yesteryear, this property covers an area of 32 thousand square meters and is therefore wider than the forbidden city in Beijing. Despite the low season, there was a flood of Chinese visit. ...
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