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Amazing Architectural Sight

A good day-trip from Pingyao, reachable within an hour or so, the Wang Family Compound is effectively a village built for a single family and their relatives in the Qing Dynasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good day-trip from Pingyao, reachable within an hour or so, the Wang Family Compound is effectively a village built for a single family and their relatives in the Qing Dynasty (18th Century). It contains at least 200 courtyards that range from the spartan to the palatial, with impressive architectural details in many. In true Chinese tourist-sight style, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Wang compound during the extremely busy October holidays. It is a fascinating, beautiful, well built, and well preserved family compound. We rented the English audio tours for 20 rmb with a 40 rmb deposit for each set. The deposit is refunded at the end. These are often available at large sites and are always worth the price... More 

Thank DalianOntheroad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

very nice to see how people lived, a tour guide might be nice to get a real idea of daily life, however just walking the place is also very nice and all though they make many mistakes in their translations you can still understand the main message on the little plaques

Thank Lizzy V
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As most of the museums or tourist sites in China, the Wang's Family Compound is not very well explained. It has some explanations in English about each room or courtyard, but doesn't really show how was life in there or what kind of people lived in that residence (which looks a lot more like a castle or a little village).... More 

Thank Clara S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This walled huge compound is quite the example of a rich family's huge compound. The architecture is fabulous and it was interesting to see workers restoring a rough using the original construction technique's. Happily all though the family had to leave this place during the cultural revolution many of the structures appear unharmed.

Thank Wdilda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you are visiting Pingyao make sure you take the extra 1/2 day trip to the old Wang Family Courtyard Home. It's a village in itself, houses, courtyards, lanes, all interconnected with a wealth of history. We took a guide with us and driver from Pingyao. The drive is only about 50 mins. Tickets into the compound were RMB 55... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are many differenct houses connected to each other with fancy architecture. It is wonderful. A translation from a Chinese sentence, says "After visiting this Wang's Family Castle, no need to pay a visit to other castles". It is highly recommended to those who want to learn more about / love the Chinese Architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you have half a day and want a fun, educational and overall exciting time, this fits the bill. This is even more like being in the old Kung Fu movies. Courtyards, cobblestone streets and overall architecture keep this place so well preserved. There also was NOT an overwhelming amount of merchants selling the usual magnets etc. Provides for great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Wang compound is well worth a visit. The sheer size of it is impressive, but individual design elements in each courtyard take it to a whole to other level. The courtyards are interconnected and cover a huge area in two parts that are connected by a bridge over the ravine. It is well worth climbing up to the upper... More 

Thank Cararmme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This "family" compound was for the ruling clan of the province. The courtyard community consists of 3 large groups of courtyard homes that look like 3 castles on a hillside, connected by bridges across ravines. I've been to many places in China. Wang is definitely a must see.

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