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Former residence of Xueyan Hu
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Cultural Hangzhou Day Tour: Leifeng Pagoda, China National Silk Museum, and...
Ranked #17 of 390 things to do in Hangzhou
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Highly recommend a visit here”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

In the midst of Hangzhou, behind thick stone walls is the former of residence of this successful 19th Century businessman. The exterior belies the beautiful gardens and rich rooms and furnishings in the residence. The house itself is divided into several large compounds -- one for Mr. Hu, one for his wife, one for his Mother and one for his concubines. Mom definitely had nice accommodations and in fact in one room in the entry, you will see two hand carriages, one for Mr. Hu and one for his Mother. Take your time as you move through the house to appreciate the detail, carving and metal works. The garden is lovely with carp filled ponds and pretty plantings.

Visited March 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“We stayed in this attraction longer than we expected =)”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I read it from book that I am so enthusiastic to visit once I come to Hangzhou.

Personally I think it is not far from the Hangzhou Railway station by walk (15-20 mins walk along the Jiangcheng Road 江城路 and turn right to Wang Jiang Road 望江路, then ask people where is not far already).

This residence was built by a very successful business man Mr. Hu Xueyan. From architecture to all the interior design, we could explore how successful and rich life Mr. Hu Xueyan had in 1870s.

The garden is definitely stunning. It is a terrific historical attraction.

Hope you enjoy your visit



Cheers

D

Visited June 2013
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Naracoorte, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“2 days in Hangzhou”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a fantastic residence. Having David Wei from hangzhouprivatetours.com strolling through the residence with you giving a detailed description of the history was just fantastic.
Call him, you will miss to much by your self.

Visited November 2013
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Miami
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133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“an interesting place”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The mansion is very well restored. In fact, so well, that it feels like something recently built. That notwithstanding, the building is amazing and the pool area is very nice.

Visited October 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Gem.”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

This house is hidden away. We arrived by taxi but still had to ask someone how to find the entrance which is around back. I did not have tour guide, but it might have helped.

Visited July 2013
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