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Hu Xueyan's Former Residence
胡雪岩故居

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

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Hu Xueyan, Hangzhou, ancestors of Anhui Jixi. When a boy into Hangzhou a Qianzhuang as a partner, then in Zhejiang under the support of the king of the age, self-run Kang Qianzhuang. Also because of the power to support Zongtang Zuo meritorious, by the imperial court, the Fuse Minister, the red crown, the Forbidden City horse riding, the award of Huangma. At the height of his prosperity, Hu Xueyan, besides operating the bank, also engaged in grain, real estate, pawn, import and export arms, raw silk, and so on, then founded Hu Qingyu Tang Guopharma, became a rich red top merchant. Hu Xueyan's former residence, from architecture to interior furniture, is the first house of a Chinese giant in the late Qing Dynasty.

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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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