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Former residence of Xueyan Hu

No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

This mansion isn't as old as it looks: it is from the Qing (aka Manchu) Dynasty and was built in the 19th Century. It is a very beautiful piece of architecture, however, and well worth visiting. There is a large pond with carp fish in...More

Thank JamieNYC
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We really enjoyed learning about the history of Mr. Hu. The house is very artistically designed and the history is fascinating.

2  Thank L B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place is a must to visit to know how the Richest man lived in China 150 years back & also experience the architecture of the place.

1  Thank SanjayPrabhu
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the most beautiful, impressive sight we saw during our 3-weeks tour through classical China! A very nice Chinese garden with a pond in the middle and pavilions and galleries around it. Ok, you can see something similar in other places in China, too....More

2  Thank konstantinlubsky
Reviewed 4 November 2016

While one is in hefang jie, you are already accustom to the many Chinese medical halls that is related to him i.e. hu qing yu tang. He came from rags to riches and back to rags at old age. It is very uncommon for a...More

3  Thank seowchewsang
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The owner was told to have up to 12 wives .... Magnificent house which definitely worth the visit. Do not miss the caves. A little bit out of the city center but do not hesitate to take a taxi for 20 rmb and visit.

2  Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed 24 September 2016

成人入门费为20元。 进门左转是天井,那里停放着非常漂亮的木雕轿子。 往里走有四棵盆栽,向右走经过走廊就可以慢慢了解胡雪岩的一生和这豪宅的建筑特色。 在建筑用材上,采用了银杏木,楠木,酸枝木,紫檀木,南洋杉等名贵木材,装饰上使用砖雕,木雕,石雕,堆雕,彩绘等。喜欢中国传统中建筑的朋友可以细细品味。 其中最吸引我的为金丝楠木厅,屋檐上的雕刻仿佛散发着金光。 另一处亮点则是那古老的通讯系统,让胡老爷可以随时呼唤下人,方便避开夫人呼叫喜爱的小妾?(一笑) 最吸引大家合照的则是芝园啦,有古楼,有假山,有小桥流水还有鱼儿。值得一看。 Tips: Get a tour guide for better experience & understanding if you cannot understand Chinese word as all descriptions inside are in Chinese.

2  Thank ccwanna
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Went there today , certainly worth having a look , the history quite interesting, we enjoyed a tea and had a good hour then went over the road and up the hill plenty of shops and older buildings in that area

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This merchant made huge amounts of money through trade, lived like royalty and then went bankrupt and was never heard from again. His house, palatial in size and design is too much to see in one trip. We elected to see about half and were...More

2  Thank SamLLev
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It's a nice visit to do in Hangzhuo. Well maintained and beautiful designed. Easy to reach by walking from the old street. Affordable price. A quite place in a busy and touristic city. Only bad thing (like in most of China): the shop at the...More

1  Thank Alice P
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