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Address: Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308, China
Phone Number: 0354-7722122
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Beautiful rich people's place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Clara S
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank hamdan268
New York City, New York
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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 

Thank howardxp1
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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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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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Hangzhou, China
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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