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Address: No.144 Beiyuan men, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710003, China
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tranditional chinese gardern complexes in the city

nice locations, tranditional chinese buliding refect the life of higher officals in the Qing dynasty

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2012
Xi'an, China

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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We payed 35 RMB per person to tour the house, see a shadow puppet performance, and taste tea. There wasn't anything to see in the house, in fact, some rooms looked more like storage rooms for other projects unrelated to the house. There was no information available (in English or Chinese) about history or uses besides a placard with a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It was hidden between some shops so you need to look out for unit number 144. It didn't cost too much to get in. It was rather nice although compared to the Great Mosque, it seems a little erm.... not so special. There were a lot of room and they had signs on top of every room so you know... More 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The appeal of this house was lost on me -- it is a house owned by a moneyed civil official of no particular note, containing a few remaining pieces of mahogany colonial furnishings that in their day would have been quite grand. That's about it. I might have given this 3 stars vs. 2, but for the three tiny birdcages... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It was such a joy to find this traditional courtyard in the busy Muslim quarter. We went in one late afternoon and also saw the puppet shadow show which lasted about 20 minutes. The complex is very pretty with little nooks and crannies here and there. This complex still has a lived in feel to it and is also well... More 

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Chengdu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

You will find this place as you wander the far more interesting and fun streets of the Muslim area. It is an ancient merchants house, but I'm afraid unless you want to view the architecture there is little else to see. Some rooms have some dusty old chairs in them, most of the paintwork has peeled away and the whole... More 

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Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

nice locations, tranditional chinese buliding refect the life of higher officals in the Qing dynasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Simply beautiful old Ming/Qing Dynasty house complex. The condition is splendid. You can buy tea and go to a puppet show here as well. Me=I just walked around the complex and marveled. So quiet and peaceful-you can't hear the vendors of the muslim quarter outside. It's relaxing, and really inexpensive. This is a true gem in Xi'an. Many rooms are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

You can easily miss this house if you do not look carefully. It's just on the corner of Beiyuanmen and West Yangshi. We only found it because a person we assumed be some kind of tout approached us on the pavement outside trying to convince us to go in. The compound is an old merchants house, nicely restored and now... More 

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