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Address: Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308, China
Phone Number: 0354-7722122
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Visit Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan) like an insider
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4-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong from Beijing

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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Maryland
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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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Tehran, Iran
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187 reviews 187 reviews
163 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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San Diego, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

After wandering amongst all the grayish-brown buildings my friend and I decided we felt sorry for the people who used to live there. No greenery or gardens to explore. Each building and courtyard seemed alike, nothing to distinguish one from another except one was higher up the mountain. Maybe we're a bit jaded from living in China so long, but... More 

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France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The place is huge. Take your time. After the Forbidden City & the Confucius Family Mansion, this place is the next biggest in China. Parts were undergoing renovation (April 2013) but generally it's in very good condition. Easy day trip from Pingyao - maybe combine it with Zhangbi Underground Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

one of the richest family in shan xi province .very successful business man .hundreds of rooms to meet family needs .especially the architecture of the house from 300 years ago .from family city wall .you can see some old cave dewlling under the wall . beautiful view from the top of the wall .

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