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Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit reveals how wealthy families lived in pre-Republic China. This large complex of buildings was constructed in the 18th century, and comprises 231 courtyards and 2,078 houses. These form parallel family compounds of uniform appearance. Each is broadly similar, but distinguished by the quality...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

this is the largest private family compound in China. in my opinion it is far grander and more interesting then Hearst's Castle in California. The current attraction cover only 1/5 of the original size, but there are more then enough for you to gawk at...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Along with Pingyao, this was one of the highlights of our holiday in China. It is claimed to be the largest residential compound in China outside the Forbidden City in Beijing. It is like an enclosed town and covers 62 acres. It was built between...More

Thank fitzfloyd
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We visited as part of a day trip from Old Town Pingyao. The four of us (2-60+ and 2-30+) enjoyed this vast historical family and military complex of sites and photo opportunities. The seniors with passport visited for free. While our driver waited we toured...More

Thank Taylo102
Reviewed 2 April 2018

we combined the trip with Zhanbi Ancient Castle. Wang´s family compound seem like the small brother of the forbidden city, even its way younger. Equipped with a audio guide and a map we explored the compound. Its a huge areal with building, but similar to...More

Thank Mario12345
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We visited Qiao's Family Compound and Wang's Family Compound. Wang's compound is very much larger, less crowded but not as well-maintained at Qiao's. Qiao's have some English write-ups but you can hardly find any in Wang's. Very little information can be found on Wang's family...More

Thank mapleleaf2727
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Another well preserved family courtyard to visit in Jinsheng, almost all similar to me. But having heard this one was the biggest among the rest in Shanxi. You must visit the small local village outside this Wang's Compound.

Thank L920
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty amazing. Absolutely massive, with two sections connected by a bridge and a wall surrounding the complex. As there were little no no English signs we opted for an audio tour which was kinda loud but not too bad. There's a small village near the...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Rich Family villa in 200 hundred years ago... local rules very good . They are united gard/petrol this area at night, walks along defence wall.

Thank jasonlB3212YA
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing complex displaying the wealth of this Wang family. It looks like a small walled city, but it's just their family residence and extended family... and great grand children's residence! Huge place. Sculptures everywhere which is a sign of wealth. Had lunch at a small...More

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