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Address: Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308, China
Phone Number: 0354-7722122
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This place is amazing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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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.

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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 

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very big compound:150000 square meter,more than 200 courtyards and more than 2000 rooms in a labyrinth map.there are also small houses around in the nearby village ,which looks man made caves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The compound was built by Wang's descendant around the world (there are 216 descendant from Wang's around the world contributed for this place), apparently this place build for the museum purpose. There are brief introduction on "courtyard no 1" if you can find it (i found it by mistake - funny why they put it on such a place and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I wish tripadvisor allowed reviewers to give 1/2 scores. This place is a 3.5 star attraction. Slightly better than Pingyao, but after a few courtyards, everything starts to look the same. My wife and I had to pay 400 yuan round trip for our own personal driver for the day whom we had organized when searching for guides of Pingyao.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was so much more affecting that the Forbidden Palace or other cultural landmarks in Beijing, where you’re so crowded by humanity it’s hard to be fully receptive to the architectural beauty & details around you. We visited in Sept. 2012 and almost had the whole place to ourselves. Wandering through the passages you feel like you’ve entered a wormhole... More 

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Address: Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308, China
Phone Number: 0354-7722122
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Lingshi County

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