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Hu Xueyan's Former Residence

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Closed Open from 8:00am-4:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Phone: 0571-87977767

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beautiful mansion with very unique scenery, including beautiful rocks and caves, and also pools. very well maintained. I would recommend on spending about an hour there.

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  • cornwall15
    cornwall15
    Durham, North Carolina, USA
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    An interesting slice of culture

    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 q...

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  • 0xA1
    0xA1
    Los Angeles
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    Good for a few hours

    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 ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576300312000+0800)/
  • cozzah99
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    Interesting mansion

    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

    Reviewed on /Date(1569104994000+0800)/
  • Christine D
    Christine D
    Peterborough, Australia
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    trip a deal to china

    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 f...

    Reviewed on /Date(1562171430000+0800)/
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    MD_Chu
    Sydney, Australia
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    Hu Xueyan's Former Residence 胡雪岩故居

    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...

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Introduction

Hu Xueyan’s former residence is located at No. 18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District in Hangzhou. The merchant’s lavish mansion was built in 1872 in typical Ming- and Qing-courtyard style and is divided in half by a central axis, flanked by a courtyard on each side. Guests particularly love the flowing stream and jagged rocky outdoor areas in the gardens within the courtyard residence. The East courtyard is composed Hele Hall, Qingya Hall, and Nanmu Hall. It is currently the residence of the historic site’s caretakers. The West Courtyard is the garden where Hu Xueyan spent much of his time.
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