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Former residence of Xueyan Hu

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No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well furnished mansion by a wealthy banker ; and is well restored even after a 100 + families lived in there before. Lots of history and if the walls could talk it would have even being more interesting. As in many traditional Chinese Houses, it’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

It was a good place to visit if you have plenty of time and nothing else to do, but there are plenty of other better / bigger residences in China.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We roamed around the mansion ourselves and it was so peaceful and beautiful. Suggest to spend around 1.5 - 2 hrs to truly appreciate the house. We regretted not getting a guide to tell us more about the history and architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ger_tan82
Reviewed November 28, 2018

This residence is just incredible, and I have seen a number of them thoughout China. The mix between traditional chinese architecture and late 19th century european one, with the blue glass windows and the incredible chinese garden makes this place one of the absolute must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GiushiDG
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I had not much expectations of a former residence but it turned out to be a sprawling complex of rooms and gardens from the late 1800s. While it had not been restored, there were some beautiful stained glass windows, carvings, and some probably more modern...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

This house has everything. It is about a city block big. Very ornate .It cost 1/3 of the towns annual GDP.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is a must, to take a step back in time to enjoy a wonderful home and a traditonal chinese garden! There are so many details to enjoy from the beautiful Koi to the stained glass windows as well as the greenery and rock caves.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting mansion. More interestingly, one should have a look at the pictures on how dilapidated this mansion was and how it is restored to its current state. I only wish they have more translations in English to allow one to fully appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I am a lover of Chinese culture, history and architecture. Contrary to the commonly mistaken understanding of Chinese architecture, the style and floor planning of buildings has changed in China over the centuries. Through the different styles we can immerse in different historical period of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

You need a knowlegeable tour guide to walk you through the entire mansion which took us over a hour. We gained knowlegeable insights about the man, the residence layouts (including a separate section with many doors leading to his concubines area) and huge landscaped gardens....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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