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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Hu Xueyans former residence has a ticket office at the back door of the front door, and all can go in, but if you buy a network ticket, you must enter from the main entrance. From the main entrance, there is a model map of the former residence of Hu Xueyan, and the TV on the wall also plays a simple introduction to the former residence. If there is enough time, it is recommended to listen to the introduction and then go shopping is more targeted.
Before I came, I heard that Hu Xueyans former residence had the largest false mountain cave in China. Seeing the small hole between the rockery in the picture below, I mistakenly thought that it was the legendary cave. How to see how small it feels pitiful. Haha, I am making a joke! This is a rockery, there is no cave. The legendary cave is in the garden.
Here only Hu Xueyan's main house and his mother can enter and exit at will, other uncles are not allowed to enter here without approval. The garden is not very big, but the pavilions are the ultimate exquisite.
The former residence of Hu Xueyan is located in Yuanbao Street, Xihu District, Hangzhou City. The appearance is simple, but there is no hole in the inside. This is also the traditional style of Huizhou businessmen.
Although the appearance is simple, the interior decoration and decoration are extremely luxurious. It is said that this mansion took a total of three years to complete. The potted plants, rockeries, small lakes, pavilions, arch bridges and Xuanyuan in the former residence of Hu Xueyan create poetry, and the window glass is Nanyang style.
According to expert appraisal, the original building of Hu Xueyan's former residence was built with precious materials such as ginkgo, nanmu, rosewood, rosewood, araucaria, Chinese eucalyptus, etc. It is estimated that the overall cost is above 500,000 two silver, and only the rockery consumes silver. About 100,000 two. The landscape of this mansion is different in four seasons, and the delicate structure reflects the owner's emotions.
Traffic Tips: Take Bus No. 116, No. 127, No. 216, No. 30 and other bus lines and get off at the Hu Xueyan Former Residence stop.
Opening time: 08
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.