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Former Residence of Hu Xueyan

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Introduction to Former Residence of Hu Xueyan

The Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is a famous historical interest in Hangzhou and it attracts tourists for its high architectural and aesthetic value. Located close to West Lake and Qinghefang Ancient Street, the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is a great place for an interesting side trip when visiting Hangzhou.

The Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is the mansion of Hu Xueyan, who was one of the richest and most famous businessmen in late Qing Dynasty. The residence was started constructed in 1872 and completed in 1875. The residence occupied an area of 5,815 square meters and it cost a large sum of money. The Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is not only a proof of the wealth and success of Hu Xueyan, also it is an outstanding representative example of traditional Chinese garden-style house.

The Former Residence of Hu Xueyan features typical Chinese styles, but also it applies elements of western-style architectures to make it a perfect combination of both Chinese and Western architecture. There are more than 20 buildings which are in typical landscapes of southern China Yangtze River with pavilions, corridors, towers, rockeries, bridges, rockeries, and ponds. Besides its ingenious design and structure, those exquisite decorations of wooden engraves, brick engraves, and stone engraves are great works of art to appreciate.

Tourist traveling to the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan would have the chance to know the legendary story of Hu Xueyan and also get a glimpse of what his life was to get an idea of the society of his age.

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Yuanbao Street, Hefang Ancient Street, West Lake Scenic Area, Hangzhou, China

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Main Sights

Mansion of Hu Xueyan

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Travel Information

Admission: 20 yuan

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1. You can take bus No.801, 334, 327, 71, 216, 59 or 352 and get off at Former Residence of Hu Xueyan stop.

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Travel Tips 

1. Openning Hours: 8:00AM - 5:30PM
2. Recommended Visiting hours: About 3 hours
3. The best Time for Visiting: Spring


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