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Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Lingshi County
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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第壹次來山西旅遊，也是第壹次跟團遊。王家大院壹日遊，因為是從平遙古城趕過來的，所以到王家大院的時候已經接近中午，導遊急慌慌的安排入院。因為是冬季過來，所以顯得比較荒涼，感覺沒有綠樹紅花的點綴，缺少那麽壹點的靈動。 參觀王家大院，最好的方式就是跟著壹個導遊，壹院壹房的慢慢參觀，感受房屋建築的靈魂。最主要的是每個建築角落可能會有壹個美好的故事，聽著這些事從導遊口中娓娓道來，也是壹種享受。 “王家歸來不... read more »
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第一次来山西旅游，也是第一次跟团游。王家大院一日游，因为是从平遥古城赶过来的，所以到王家大院的时候已经接近中午，导游急慌慌的安排入院。因为是冬季过来，所以显得比较荒凉，感觉没有绿树红花的点缀，缺少那么一点的灵动。 参观王家大院，最好的方式就是跟着一个导游，一院一房的慢慢参观，感受房屋建筑的灵魂。最主要的是每个建筑角落可能会有一个美好的故事，听着这些事从导游口中娓娓道来，也是一种享受。 “王家归来不... read more »
Wang's Compound was impressive for it's sheer size and ornamental structures. A mini walled city. There are a couple dozen courtyards to meander through. Some of it isn't open yet. Great views from th... read more »
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