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Go there to see architecture and a bit of history

With a degree in Architecture, I enjoyed the building style and the way it was built and the style... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2017
Tom Y
Las Vegas, Nevada
Traditional Chinese architecture

This is the type of structure/complex that is quickly fading from view in the "modern" China. It... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

With a degree in Architecture, I enjoyed the building style and the way it was built and the style. I also get to know the history of Chinese returning from oversea building a nice place to settle down. I could imagine the life style here...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is the type of structure/complex that is quickly fading from view in the "modern" China. It gives you good insight as to how people lived in days gone by and I really like seeing these old buildings. As I said these aren't easy to...More

1  Thank jvankl
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited with a Chinese tour group. Worth the visit. Although the complex is small, there are a number of interesting features, notably the imported tiles! Worth the visit. Visited Spring 2012

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

It's a bit far from shantou city where you have to travel for more than 1 hour by bus No.103 passing Chenghai town. A very big mansion with so many rooms (we were told that a servant has to spend whole day to just open...More

Thank Wutkate
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I love visiting former residences of overseas Chinese who returned to China to build their huge mansions. The place has been renovated so it is quite safe for you to roam around this big mansion which leaves you wondering why there is a need for...More

2  Thank Jayden_Ng
Reviewed November 12, 2011

Being a Teochew (Chaozhou), visiting Swatow (Shantou), where most Teochews would have passed through as they ventured overseas in centuries passed, was something I had always aimed to do to reconnect with my roots. If one is not Teochew, there is probably little charm left...More

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