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Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou)

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Address: Huanghai Lu 18, Qingdao 266071, China

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Nice mansion

The mansion is nothing extraordinary for European standards but an interesting piece of assembled styles from several ages built in the early 20th century.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Qingdao, China
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Qingdao, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This little 'castle' was built by a Russian where the rest of the Badaguan area is German. Many Russians came to China and stayed so interesting history. The turret at the top is nice to climb up to. Girls can play Rapunzel! Often many engaged couples in the courtyard getting their wedding photos done to display at the wedding. Clips... More 

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The mansion is nothing extraordinary for European standards but an interesting piece of assembled styles from several ages built in the early 20th century.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Definitely worth a look. Good sea views from the top of the turret. Small gift shop sells period postcard photos. Not as much history as the Governor's mansion, so if time is limited, you can easily skip the Huashi Villa. Surrounding Badaguan is pleasant to walk around and enjoy the architecture and trees.

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Medford, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

When you near the beach from the Badaguan area, will see the Huashi Villa. Looks a bit like a castle. Guide told us built it was by Russian merchant. Courtyard of villa is rather small and not much to see, most people posing and taking photos. Inside smells like an old house. Some furniture is there, but not sure if... More 

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Beijing, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The villa itself is nothing much to look at (at least not if you are from a country where old buildings are present in abundance), and inside there are some more or less interesting old photos of historic Qingdao. However, the view from the top of the villa is stunning. Highly recommended just for that reason to pop in when... More 

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browndogSF
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Yes, it is nice to see the view from the top deck but otherwise there is nothing here. The house is only about 85 years old but it has not been kept up at all. It should be restored and furnished to the period and then it would be a destination. Nothing educational about an empty house all painted over... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

this building was known because the president of the KMT used to stay here before communist times. its a nice building and people often come to take their wedding photos here

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

A cute castle style house on the ocean front in the old part of town. Costs 8RMB to get in, but is worth a short visit there and has a great 180 degree view from the tower look out. Also a nice walk on either side of the beach in front.

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Hobart, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Another interesting German villa, built in the style of a castle. It overlooks the beach and has great views from the balconies. The entrance fee is 8.5 yuan. Much of the furniture has disappeared and it is a little shabby but it is fun to climb to the turret and generally get a sense of how grand it must have... More 

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2008

This house was built by a Russian guy in 1932. The outside is is made of granite and has a castle motif. Lots of famous Chinese people have lived there along with lots of Chinese films being filmed there. The inside is old and not well kept. I was about to give this a low report and then I walked... More 

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