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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  • We visited as part of a day trip from Old Town Pingyao. The four of us (2-60+ and 2-30+) enjoyed this vast historical family and military complex of sites and photo opportunities. The seniors with pas...  more »
  • What jewel than this home of the Wang family with its courses, these walls and all these wood sculptures. A must if you pass me in pingyao. To visit with a guide to understand the complexities of the symbolic Chinese. Especially made the turn of the ramparts to watch the cave houses
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  • we combined the trip with Zhanbi Ancient Castle. Wang´s family compound seem like the small brother of the forbidden city, even its way younger. Equipped with a audio guide and a map we explored the c...  more »
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