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Former residence of Xueyan Hu

No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Ranked #10 of 236 attractions in Hangzhou
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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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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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This house is hidden away. We arrived by taxi but still had to ask someone how to find the entrance which is around back. I did not have tour guide, but it might have helped.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

RMB20 entrance fee - difficult to find - we were dropped off at what we now know to be the exit (small corridor selling souvenirs). The entrance is on the left on the side street which runs alongside the small canal. Due to the hot weather it was nearly empty. There is a very impressive underground cave system (take care... More

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Scot near London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This lovely home of a resident of Hangzhou who was incredibly wealthy, had 13 wives and 19 children and started a Chinese pharmacy for the poor, worth a visit

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Florida, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I love old historical houses and this one did not disappoint! After a walk on the Su causeway we had our taxi driver take us to the Xueyan Hu Former residence where he waited for us. The small doors to enter open into a small couryard and then lead to the amazing parts of the enormous house. Lots to see... More

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