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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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  • 其实不算来过王家大院,只能说是路过,早早在网上搜到王家大院旁边有一个高级宾馆,于是决定在路上下榻这里,到了以后觉得真的不虚此行,来了只需要住这个酒店就可以了,王家大院可以不用进了,不过,这个酒店价格可不便宜,这是我们山西行的第四站  more »
  • Exploring the massive Wang's compound, full of houses with traditional Chinese architecture, lets you feel as though you're walking back in time. If you're staying in Pingyao city, you can hire your o...  more »
  • There are two ways of reaching it from pingyao: taking 2 busses or taking the train and the bus. We did both. We went to the bus station of pingyao and were directed to a bus (nr 2007, 9rmb) to jiexiu...  more »