Former residence of Xueyan Hu

Former residence of Xueyan Hu, Hangzhou

Former residence of Xueyan Hu

Former residence of Xueyan Hu
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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cornwall15
Durham, NC70 contributions
An interesting slice of culture
Oct 2019
This place is primarily oriented to the chinese tourist but you can book into a tour with an english speaking guide which I highly recommend. The architecture and organization of the mansion I found quite interesting, and was also surprised at what he found desirable in a mansion. I recommend that you go through with a guide first then circle back to places that you found curious or attractive. See how many cave entrances you can find....
Written December 29, 2019
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Jay
Los Angeles, CA26 contributions
Good for a few hours
Jan 2019 • Friends
Very beautiful residence, however it may be difficult for people who do not understand Chinese. Lots of signs and videos are in Chinese. The residence is very scenic and good for a 2 hour visit and a few pictures.
Written December 14, 2019
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Coral
70 contributions
Interesting mansion
Sep 2019 • Solo
This was a pretty interesting place to explore. I just wish they could have had some more English signs– more context to what I was seeing would have made it more interesting
Written September 22, 2019
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Christine D
Peterborough, Australia142 contributions
trip a deal to china
Jun 2019 • Friends
this was a huge house but not as we in Australia know it was full of rooms very cold and all stone the gardens where a sight with fish and pond every where felt very peaceful i sat on some rocks and feed the fish very relaxing dont miss it
Written July 4, 2019
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MD_Chu
Sydney, Australia64 contributions
Hu Xueyan's Former Residence 胡雪岩故居
Apr 2019 • Business
While billionaires of today build ostentatious towers, those of a more refined era built beautiful villas. A guided tour is highly recommended to explain the significance of the many halls, courtyards, ponds and gardens.
Written June 9, 2019
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VM K
Los Angeles, CA101 contributions
Worth the visit only if not too much to do
May 2019 • Friends
China has a lot of historical sits worth to visit. I don't see this place very special. I was there only because of my tour group arrange it. It was not my choice to go there at all.
Written June 5, 2019
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Josephine Seah
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam444 contributions
Beautiful Mansion
May 2019 • Friends
The mansion is big and nice with beatiful garden. The museum should provide a free guide tour to give an insight of the owner so that visitors can know more about him. The building looks similar so we got lost and wonder whether we have coverd the area. I like most is the garden, really nice and beautiful.

Still worth to visit if you have more time in Hangzhou.
Written June 3, 2019
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Daniel Erskine
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK28 contributions
Interesting introduction to traditional Chinese architecture
May 2018 • Friends
In a city as modern as Hangzhou this old House gives a fascinating insight into a previous way of life for a wealthy Chinese banker in the 1800s. The house is well-restored and appears to be exceptionally popular with tourists and newly-married couples. Well worth a visit.
Written March 10, 2019
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Robert W
Singapore, Singapore1,613 contributions
Way Of Life
Dec 2018 • Friends
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 well compartmentalised - each area for different purposes. There’s even an underground store area in the middle of the mansion to keep important documents & money. Unfortunately, it’s blocked and one could only see the stairs leading down & the doors that keeps it secure. Find your way to the kitchen and it resonates with many Chinese in other countries. The sedan chairs at the main entrance depicts the lifestyle of the wealthy people then. Its made of solid wood & seems to weigh a ton . A must visit and transport back in time . Do then Head on to Hefang Street which is a short taxi ride away. Enjoy
Written December 21, 2018
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Shiny Z
Toronto, Canada171 contributions
Fine place to visit
Nov 2018 • Family
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.
Written December 2, 2018
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