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. A visit to Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Lingshi County trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Another well preserved family courtyard to visit in Jinsheng, almost all similar to me. But having heard this one was the biggest among the rest in Shanxi. You must visit the small local village outsi...  more »
  • Pretty amazing. Absolutely massive, with two sections connected by a bridge and a wall surrounding the complex. As there were little no no English signs we opted for an audio tour which was kinda loud...  more »
  • Autumn in Central Shanxi jealous trip the courtyard in the future China one of the largest residential Construction alone the hillside South announced special delicate Brick carving stone and wood carving articles preserved has a engraving of natural history museum
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