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Former residence of Xueyan Hu

No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Ranked #9 of 236 Attractions in Hangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is the residence of a former millionaire of Hangzhou. Very nice place there are many gardens and ponds inside the complex, we cannot call it a residence. It has one of the earliest phones in China. There is rain water harnessing in the house. With many of the construction material sourced from Europe those days. The dragon lady makes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The palace is so unique, so exquisitely made. We exhausted ourselves from so much photo-taking! Every turn of the corner was a beautiful shot to want to bring home.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Brilliant and what more so close to central. Once you are in this place you could not feel or hear the hustle and bustle of the streets. Furniture and decor is totally amazing and the design and layout feels like visiting a palace!

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Former residence of Xueyan Hu is one of the best South classical gardens and the former residence of a legendary man in Chinese history. Xueyan Hu is the only one in Chinese history that are both a successful business man and also an influential high-ranking official.The former residence is really large and impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Hu Xueyan has done great business man by cooperate with government, and also built a luxury garden for his 12+1 wifes. Quite impressive place.

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Guilin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The garden used to belong to Hu Xueyan, a rich merchant back in the Qing Dynasty. A typical example of Chinese traditional garden but it is interesting to see the large western-style chandeliers glorifying the main hall. Near Qinghefang Pedestrian Street, entrance fee is RMB20/person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

In the midst of Hangzhou, behind thick stone walls is the former of residence of this successful 19th Century businessman. The exterior belies the beautiful gardens and rich rooms and furnishings in the residence. The house itself is divided into several large compounds -- one for Mr. Hu, one for his wife, one for his Mother and one for his... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I read it from book that I am so enthusiastic to visit once I come to Hangzhou. Personally I think it is not far from the Hangzhou Railway station by walk (15-20 mins walk along the Jiangcheng Road 江城路 and turn right to Wang Jiang Road 望江路, then ask people where is not far already). This residence was built by... More

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Naracoorte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a fantastic residence. Having David Wei from hangzhouprivatetours.com strolling through the residence with you giving a detailed description of the history was just fantastic. Call him, you will miss to much by your self.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The mansion is very well restored. In fact, so well, that it feels like something recently built. That notwithstanding, the building is amazing and the pool area is very nice.

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