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Address: Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308, China
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Two brothers try to outdo each other – and you get to enjoy the beautiful results

Wang’s compound is a great example of Qing architecture (and some residual Ming architecture) going over the top. The original compound, built by the father, is sprawling with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wang’s compound is a great example of Qing architecture (and some residual Ming architecture) going over the top. The original compound, built by the father, is sprawling with amazing views and sculptural details that are beautiful to see. The two newer sections, built by two of the brothers who wanted to strike out a bit on their own, are even... More 

Thank LoveandLive2Travel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This huge compound is quite a way from Pingyao, but worth every mile. It is built on a hill side and there are more than 1000 rooms over several dozen courtyards, linked by paved alleys and even a bridge. It is even more interesting than the more popular Qiao compound. Ming guaranteed, as if you were there!

Thank frenchteddywww
Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Amazing how big the Wang's family business. It is a hugh Chinese style castle. carvings on each building are nicely done.

Thank Janet C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A good day-trip from Pingyao, reachable within an hour or so, the Wang Family Compound is effectively a village built for a single family and their relatives in the Qing Dynasty (18th Century). It contains at least 200 courtyards that range from the spartan to the palatial, with impressive architectural details in many. In true Chinese tourist-sight style, there is... More 

Thank Mccm77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Wang compound during the extremely busy October holidays. It is a fascinating, beautiful, well built, and well preserved family compound. We rented the English audio tours for 20 rmb with a 40 rmb deposit for each set. The deposit is refunded at the end. These are often available at large sites and are always worth the price... More 

Thank DalianOntheroad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

very nice to see how people lived, a tour guide might be nice to get a real idea of daily life, however just walking the place is also very nice and all though they make many mistakes in their translations you can still understand the main message on the little plaques

Thank Lizzy V
Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

As most of the museums or tourist sites in China, the Wang's Family Compound is not very well explained. It has some explanations in English about each room or courtyard, but doesn't really show how was life in there or what kind of people lived in that residence (which looks a lot more like a castle or a little village).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This walled huge compound is quite the example of a rich family's huge compound. The architecture is fabulous and it was interesting to see workers restoring a rough using the original construction technique's. Happily all though the family had to leave this place during the cultural revolution many of the structures appear unharmed.

Thank Wdilda
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Pingyao make sure you take the extra 1/2 day trip to the old Wang Family Courtyard Home. It's a village in itself, houses, courtyards, lanes, all interconnected with a wealth of history. We took a guide with us and driver from Pingyao. The drive is only about 50 mins. Tickets into the compound were RMB 55... More 

Thank K1W1China
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are many differenct houses connected to each other with fancy architecture. It is wonderful. A translation from a Chinese sentence, says "After visiting this Wang's Family Castle, no need to pay a visit to other castles". It is highly recommended to those who want to learn more about / love the Chinese Architecture.

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