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The Gao Family Mansion is tucked away on one of the smaller and less crowded streets within the Muslim Quarter of Xi'an, but it's not to be missed! This hidden gem is a real treat for those who want to see a siheyuan (四合院) or...More
I came upon the entrance to Gao's Courtyard by accident, off Muslim Street, and decided to have a look inside. A combined ticket for 70 Yuan got me entrance not just to the courtyard family museum, but also to a costume exhibition, a shadow puppet...More
The site is well preserved and full of history. The puppet show displayed true excellence and mastery in pursuit of the art. Would have been lovely to attend the printing sessions but visiting during the wrong season.
I loved to step into this tranquiel place from the busy street. It felt like jumping years in history. With a small fee, you were allowed to stroll freely, enjoy quiteness and imagine how people used to live. I found this place by accident, and...More
It's just a small courtyard but I personally love this kind of architecture so it becomes my favorite tourist attraction in Xian. This place also has opera and shadow puppet show which are really interesting.
This was my favourite tourist site in Xi'an aside from the Terracotta Warriors. Unlike the Warriors, I had little idea what I would see after buying my entry ticket - free for tourists over 60. (I was not interested in attending the puppet show). Aside...More
There are different tickets for this attraction depending on the experience you want, you can just pay for admission, or you can pay for admission plus the shadow play and some paper cutting or painting etc. The house belonged to an affluent family back in...More
It is a structure like any other and was good for pics but we didn't think much of the shadow play. The whole thing was in Mandarin and there was no explanation beforehand (which was probably our guides fault) as to what the story line...More