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Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)

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Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)

258 Reviews
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Qiaojiabao Village, Dongguan Town, Pingyao County 030901 China
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Sep 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,286 contributions134,987 helpful votes
This is how some of the rich families lived during the Qing Dynasty. It is the former compound-home of a wealthy merchant, Qiao Zhiyong and his extended family and select others.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Martin G wrote a review Nov 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia95 contributions23 helpful votes
The Qiao Family Compound gives one a sense of how a wealthy family lived in the olden days. The signage is good in explaining the relationship between the husband and his various wives. The tower was inexplicably closed on the day we visited but the view from the second story wall of the surrounding town buildings was good enough. Be sure and rub the belly of the Buddha upon exiting for good luck for the rest of your journey.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Oct 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,286 contributions134,987 helpful votes
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Walking down a path to Qiaojiapu Village, we passed reproductions of some of the characters and life scenes of Joe's family. Qiaojiayuan was founded in 1756 during the reign of Qianlong. There are six compounds, each with 20 courtyards and 313 houses. Surrounded by 10 meters of high-strength walls, as a rich man’s strong defence. Qiao's courtyard was founded by Qiao Guifa. In the reign of Qianlong. He went to Baotou and opened a small shop by the surname of Qin, selling tofu, beans, pancakes and small groceries was a small village. The two worked together, managed with dedication and honesty, and bought and sold better and better. Baotou is the border between Inner Mongolia and Han Chinese, the business developed well, the two people named the "Guangshenggong."
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ConnoisseurGal wrote a review Apr 2019
Calgary, Canada191 contributions134 helpful votes
The master had six wives and each one has her own courtyard, but the favourite had not only her courtyard but a beautiful garden with pagoda and lake too. Qiao family courtyard is about an hour away from Pingyao Ancient City, so hire a car and driver, more convenient than bus tours. This place is the location for Zhang Yi Mou’s famous Raise the Red Lantern movie. The place is huge, follow the arrows and visit the compounds in order, from first wife to last. Bathrooms are widely spaced, so when you see one, use it. Bring your own paper. No soap sometimes. All squat toilets. Each area has furniture, art, and descriptions in English. Worth the effort to go.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Mar 2019
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,286 contributions134,987 helpful votes
This 9,000 square metre, private residential compound was constructed in the last half of the 18th century. It has 313 room and 25 courtyards of varying sizes. The courtyards include a grand courtyard, five other large, and 19 smaller ones. Its most famous resident was Qiao Zhiyong (1818 to 1907), a famous Chinese financier of the 19th century. The Qing dynasty architecture, wooden carvings, brick and stone carvings, and many other features are spectacular. The compound is sometimes used in movie sets. The movie “Raise the Red Lantern” was filmed here. The property is now used as a folk culture museum of Qixian County
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Date of experience: March 2019
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