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Top 10 attractions in Shanxi, China (7)

(China.org.cn)

14:17, August 22, 2012

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No. 4: Courtyard of Family Qiao

Located in Qiaojiabao Village, Qixian County, 54 km (33.55 miles) north of Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, the Courtyard of Family Qiao was built in the late 1700s during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) by the then influential Qiao family.

The entire courtyard house covers an area of 4,175 square meters (0.42 hectares) and consists of 6 main courtyards and 20 smaller ones, with 313 rooms altogether. Looking from the pavilion on the southwest corner is a great way to get a bird's-eye view of the entire complex. Beyond the gate is a wall on which is carved Chinese characters, evoking themes of longevity. Various kinds of red lanterns hang in courtyards, and the carving on the roof is very delicate.

The courtyard has been featured in many famous Chinese movies and TV series, including the well-known film "Raise the Red Lantern." This internationally-acclaimed film fully demonstrates the house's character.

Admission: 40 yuan (US$6.32)/person

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