Hubu Mountain is located in the south of Xuzhou Ancient City, also known as Nanshan. Hubu Mountain has been renown throughout history. This is mainly because of its spectacular architecture which includes the opera houses of Xiangwang, the courtyards of local bureaucrats and wealthy families, the courtyard homes of the middle class, along with the large, spacious dwellings of the villagers. Among the houses are those of Li Wei, Cui Wei and the Yi Family Courtyard, all of which are relatively well kept. These courtyards are living records of the history of the city of Xuzhou, its politics, economy and culture during the Ming, Qing and Warlord Era eras. Perhaps more importantly, they are the legacy of Xuzhou.