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Qiao’s Family Compound

Qiao’s Family Compound is located in the beautiful and rich Jinzhong Basin of Shanxi Province, about 50 kilometers away from Taiyuan, the capital city of the province. It is considered a masterpiece of traditional civil architecture in North China, and was once home to the famous financier Qiao Zhiyong of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Qiao’s Family Compound was founded in 1756 during the Qing Dynasty, though has twice undergone renovation, and enlargement. Although two centuries have already passed, the compound still retains its original architectural style. Occupying an area of over eight thousand square meters, the Qiao Family Compound consists of six main courtyards, twenty smaller courtyards, as well as 313 rooms. Taking a bird’s view from above, the layout of the compound is similar to the Chinese character “xi”, which means happiness and luck. The whole complex has the appearance of a castle, creating a safe and tranquil environment. An eight meter-long paved path divides the compound into two parts: the Northern Yard and Southern Yard. Inside these yards there are gardens, stone stairs, quadrangular railings and doors, all of them exquisite in their designs.

Phone: 0534-5321045

Hours: 08:00-17:30

Admission: CNY 40

Editor:Hao Junwen
    • Characteristics of the activity:Shehuo as a traditional performance art existent widely among the folks of the Central Jin has become a folk entertainment activity full of good wishes such as happy events, luck and blessing.
    • Noodle is a leader in Shanxi eating culture. The long history of Shanxi noodle culture has more than 200 years. It is common for housewives in Shanxi to cook more than ten kinds of noodle.
    • Characteristics of the activity:The ancient temple fair in the Jin Ancestral Temple has also become a day of worshipping the god. Location of the activity:Trade companies in all the counties in the suburbs of Taiyuan City
    • Characteristics of the activity:During the festival, large-scale Buddhist rituals, folk culture and arts activities and the mule & horse livestock trade fair are held.
    • Characteristics of the activity:When worshipping the kitchen god, the god should first be set up and then sumptuous food and wine are offered as a sacrifice. Cooking vessels, chopping blocks, bamboo containers are also set.
Your Plan
Day 01 Our guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at Taiyuan Airport ahead of your arrival. Then a comfortable private car will take you to Pingyao. On the way, you will visit the Qiao's Compound
Day 1: Beijing to Datong - Overnight Train Greet meeting at your hotel at night, and transfer to the Beijing Railway Station, take the overnight train K608 (23:36 - 06:21) or 2603 (23:47-07:01) from Beijing to Datong.
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