Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)

Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)

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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,975 contributions
Aug 2020
This is how some of the rich families lived during the Qing Dynasty. It is the former compound-home of a wealthy merchant, Qiao Zhiyong and his extended family and select others.
Written 30 September 2020
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Martin G
Washington DC, DC94 contributions
Oct 2019
The Qiao Family Compound gives one a sense of how a wealthy family lived in the olden days. The signage is good in explaining the relationship between the husband and his various wives. The tower was inexplicably closed on the day we visited but the view from the second story wall of the surrounding town buildings was good enough. Be sure and rub the belly of the Buddha upon exiting for good luck for the rest of your journey.
Written 2 November 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,975 contributions
Oct 2019
Walking down a path to Qiaojiapu Village, we passed reproductions of some of the characters and life scenes of Joe's family.
Qiaojiayuan was founded in 1756 during the reign of Qianlong. There are six compounds, each with 20 courtyards and 313 houses. Surrounded by 10 meters of high-strength walls, as a rich man’s strong defence.
Qiao's courtyard was founded by Qiao Guifa. In the reign of Qianlong. He went to Baotou and opened a small shop by the surname of Qin, selling tofu, beans, pancakes and small groceries was a small village. The two worked together, managed with dedication and honesty, and bought and sold better and better. Baotou is the border between Inner Mongolia and Han Chinese, the business developed well, the two people named the "Guangshenggong."
Written 25 October 2019
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ConnoisseurGal
Calgary, Canada190 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The master had six wives and each one has her own courtyard, but the favourite had not only her courtyard but a beautiful garden with pagoda and lake too. Qiao family courtyard is about an hour away from Pingyao Ancient City, so hire a car and driver, more convenient than bus tours. This place is the location for Zhang Yi Mou’s famous Raise the Red Lantern movie. The place is huge, follow the arrows and visit the compounds in order, from first wife to last. Bathrooms are widely spaced, so when you see one, use it. Bring your own paper. No soap sometimes. All squat toilets. Each area has furniture, art, and descriptions in English. Worth the effort to go.
Written 13 April 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,975 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This 9,000 square metre, private residential compound was constructed in the last half of the 18th century. It has 313 room and 25 courtyards of varying sizes. The courtyards include a grand courtyard, five other large, and 19 smaller ones. Its most famous resident was Qiao Zhiyong (1818 to 1907), a famous Chinese financier of the 19th century. The Qing dynasty architecture, wooden carvings, brick and stone carvings, and many other features are spectacular. The compound is sometimes used in movie sets. The movie “Raise the Red Lantern” was filmed here. The property is now used as a folk culture museum of Qixian County
Written 28 March 2019
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Andrew Goh
Singapore, Singapore6,509 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Actually, I didn’t know about this place or family in the history. They are a successful businessman dated back to Qing dynasty. He is a trader for tea, beancurb and many others..this place becomes famous when a movie shot by Zhang Yi Mou director received a award in Cannes film festival for the movies red red lantern .. well decorated with red lantern everywhere. Big compound with historic architectural design of the mansion! Worth a visit if you do on way from Tai Yuan to Pingyao.
Written 13 December 2018
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Calliopehk
Singspore298 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
This place has amazing potential but suffers from pretty poor curation and lack of signage in more than just Chinese and at times English.
The dioramas were all pretty much without good explanation or very broken English. The curators could do with going to museums such as the Olympic museum or the Charlie Chaplin museum to see just what is possible in terms of combining actual and virtual reality and good signage and logical moving of people through a space to bring history to life. It's a real pity that its a bit sad and dusty - Chinese history deserves better.
Its' still worth a visit- but how much better it could be.
Written 28 October 2018
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Swee0913
21 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
It’s an eye opening experience.. huge mansion of the old time Super rich that’s well preserved and worth a visit. A movie was filmed here before. A visit there gives me a better understanding and feel of how the filthy rich led their lives.
Written 18 July 2018
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AvidDiner473
Newark-on-Trent, UK247 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Lots of fascinating history associated with this family. On a much smaller scale than Beijings Forbidden City but here you can actually go inside all the rooms and see all the artefacts. Much more interesting. But as with some of the other sights, you really need a guide to get the most from the visit.
Written 12 May 2018
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Loneostrich
Miami Beach, FL141 contributions
Apr 2018
I quite enjoyed Zhang Yimou's film, "Raise the Red Lantern," so I was really tickled to be able to come here. It was a bit overcrowded with domestic tourists on group tours, which is often a problem in China since they tend to be noisy and unaware of spatial issues. That said, the compound is beautiful and well-maintained, and there are some unique pieces of furniture and objets d'art on display. The English signage is also quite good for China. All in all, I made a special trip by taxi here from Pingyao, and I don't regret it at all. I spent a diverting 2 to 2.5 hours touring around.
Written 5 May 2018
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