Former residence of Xueyan Hu, Hangzhou

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At Former residence of Xueyan Hu, get a glimpse of the wealth and splendor of the richest merchant of the Qing dynasty. The only merchant who was awarded with a read-topped hat--usually reserved for the court officials--built the residence in 19th century. Go down a secluded alley that leads to the front gate, then notice the shoe-shaped ingot pattern on the floor--a symbol of good fortune. Walk around the labyrinth of open-air corridors, oriental gardens, rocky areas, pavilions, and towers. See the hall, which Hu built to watch opera. Notice the Western-style chandeliers hanging in the main hall, where the merchant used to entertain foreign guests. Use our Hangzhou holiday planner to add Former residence of Xueyan Hu and other attractions to your Hangzhou vacation plans.
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  • If you enjoy Chinese architecture, this is the place of interest not to be missed in Hangzhou. The former residence of Hu Xueyan, built by the first Chinese billionaire in the nineteenth century is one of the most beautiful mansions in the region. In addition to the House, the complex includes many pavilions, buildings, bridges and gardens, as well as a miniature reproduction of the West Lake!
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  • 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...  more »
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  • Beautiful house full of courtyard and interesting glass. Saw a weird fish flip around on the surface of the water...awesome.
  • A very beautiful residence with a garden like the best ones in Suzhou. The furnitures could be the part of an imperial palace too. I recommend to visit this place in Hangzhou!
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