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We roamed around the mansion ourselves and it was so peaceful and beautiful. Suggest to spend around 1.5 - 2 hrs to truly appreciate the house. We regretted not getting a guide to tell us more about the history and architecture.
This residence is just incredible, and I have seen a number of them thoughout China. The mix between traditional chinese architecture and late 19th century european one, with the blue glass windows and the incredible chinese garden makes this place one of the absolute must...More
I had not much expectations of a former residence but it turned out to be a sprawling complex of rooms and gardens from the late 1800s. While it had not been restored, there were some beautiful stained glass windows, carvings, and some probably more modern...More
This is a must, to take a step back in time to enjoy a wonderful home and a traditonal chinese garden! There are so many details to enjoy from the beautiful Koi to the stained glass windows as well as the greenery and rock caves.
This is an interesting mansion. More interestingly, one should have a look at the pictures on how dilapidated this mansion was and how it is restored to its current state.
I only wish they have more translations in English to allow one to fully appreciate...More
I am a lover of Chinese culture, history and architecture. Contrary to the commonly mistaken understanding of Chinese architecture, the style and floor planning of buildings has changed in China over the centuries. Through the different styles we can immerse in different historical period of...More
You need a knowlegeable tour guide to walk you through the entire mansion which took us over a hour. We gained knowlegeable insights about the man, the residence layouts (including a separate section with many doors leading to his concubines area) and huge landscaped gardens....More