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C1909
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      Hu Xueyan (1823-1885), was a local celebrity in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province. He was one of the richest and most famous businessmen in Qing Dynasty.

      Hu started his career in his early youth as an assistant in a private bank and later established his own business with support from the governors and friends. Based on private banks and pawnshops, he expanded business in to fields such as food, silk, medicine, etc. He donated much money and gave mush assistance to the Qing government and was therefore allowed to wear a red cap and cited as an honorary official.

    Former Residence of Hu Xueyan

      The construction of Hu Xueyan's residence began in 1872 (the 11th year of the reign of Emperor Tongzhi in Qing Dynasty) on Yuanbao Street in Hangzhou and lasted for three years. The residence spans an area of 10.8 mu (one mu equals 0.0667 hectares), with construction area of 5,815 square meters. It is said that the whole construction cost 3 million taels of silver.

      The house is a complex of more than 20 buildings in the typical landscape style of the south of Yangtze River and an excellent example of the magnificent residences of the late Qing Dynasty. It was built in traditional Chinese style, with many pavilions, terraces, bridges, verandas, rockeries, all ingeniously designed. Fine brick engraves, wood engraves, stone graves are scattered many where. Many high class trees like purple sandalwood, gingko are planted in the courtyard.

      The rockery in the Zhiyuan Garden is the largest artificial karst cave in China. In addition, the splendid house was built using a great quantity of high-grade timber, such as red sandalwood, nanmu, ginkgo, hoop pine and Chinese beech.

    Former Residence of Hu Xueyan

  • 3-Day Private Ultimate Hangzhou tour with West Lake and Mount Putuo

    3-Day Private Ultimate Hangzhou tour with West Lake and Mount Putuo

    The 3 days Hangzhou city discover tour is start from the Eastern China famous culture city Hangzhou, then end of Hangzhou.During this 3 days trip you will visit the picturesque West lake and the fabulous Lingyin temple and the China four major of the famous Buddhist Mount-Putuo.All of these amaze culture point and charming natural highlight sights bring you a invaluable trip memory in your lifetime,Marco Polo once called Hangzhou"as the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world". It is a city rich with history and culture, spanning back over 2000 years.With its inviting views and outstanding scenery, the area soon became popular with artists, poets and painters seeking inspiration in this little bit of paradise. Immersed yourself in charming West Lake; gaze upon the numerous grottoes and Buddhist statures in Lingyin temple; overlook the roaring water of river Qiantang from six Harmonious Pagoda; take in the Mount Putuo with lush forests, temples, and pagodas flourishing in the Buddhist Aroma.

    Price : from USD 278

  • 3-day discover the beauty of Hangzhou and seek the Buddhist trail from Mount Putuo

    3-day discover the beauty of Hangzhou and seek the Buddhist trail from Mount Putuo

    Famous for its natural beauty, historical and cultural heritages, Hangzhou has been ranked as one of the ten most scenic cities in China, which was praised by the well-known Venetian traveler Marco Polo as "beyond dispute, the finest and the noblest in the world." One of Hangzhou’s most popular sights is West Lake, where you will see historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills. Meanwhile you will visit the wealthiest temple with the strongest Buddhist incense in China “Lingyin Temple”. Besides, you have the chance of touring mount putuo transforming from a Buddhist holy ground into a theme park.

    Price : from USD 278

  • 2 Day Hangzhou Private tour: Heaven On Earth

    2 Day Hangzhou Private tour: Heaven On Earth

    An old Chinese saying declares the beauty of Hangzhou: "There is a paradise in heaven, that is Hangzhou on earth." Centuries later, Marco Polo called Hangzhou as the most enchanting city in the world. Weave into the 2 day private tour of Hangzhou including hotel pick-up and drop-off; Capture photos of the glittering West Lake; admire the unique rock formations of Feilai Mountain; appreciate landmarks of Lingyin Temple and Six Harmonies Pagoda; trace the historical record of Wuzhen Water Town with a history of over 2000 years and experience the feeling of turning over a book with all elegant stories, glorious history and breathtaking pictures.

    Price : from USD 161

  • 2-Day Hangzhou private tour in your way including West Lake and Wuzhen

    2-Day Hangzhou private tour in your way including West Lake and Wuzhen

    2-day private transportation around Hangzhou; Customize your own sightseeing itinerary and explore at your own pace; Check off all the attractions on your list; Capture photos of the glittering West Lake; Admire the unique rock formations of Feilai Mountain; stroll down on the ancient lane of the famous Wuzhen, Convenient and comfortable transport around the city; Your guide will teach you about the sites and provide expert tips and recommendations.

    Price : from USD 160

  • 1-day private picturesque Hangzhou tour covering West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Wuzhen

    1-day private picturesque Hangzhou tour covering West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Wuzhen

    Famed as "Heaven on Earth", Hangzhou enjoys a breathtaking scenery with its charming west lake and many other historical attractions. Take in a leisurely cruise on the West Lake for its panoramic beauty; Listen to the bell ringing and worship at the historical Lingyin Temple; Unfold the time-honored connotation of culture, history, and natural beauty of Wuzhen. Your tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel for bringing you the biggest convenience.

    Price : from USD 97

  • 1-day Picturesque Hangzhou Tour including West lake and Wuzhen Water Town

    1-day Picturesque Hangzhou Tour including West lake and Wuzhen Water Town

    Discover the city Marco Polo famously called ‘paradise’ on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou. Capture photos of the glittering West lake and track the historical record and natural beauty of beautiful Wuzhen. Customize your own sightseeing itinerary and explore at your own pace; Check off all the attractions on your own interest; Accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide for a more in-depth experience.

    Price : from USD 85

  • 1 day private Hangzhou tour including West Lake and Xitang Water Town

    1 day private Hangzhou tour including West Lake and Xitang Water Town

    Explore popular areas of Hangzhou with a guide who knows the best ways to journey around the city on this one day private tour. Learn about Chinese culture, and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch during the day. Visit top attractions like West lake, Lingyin Temple and Xitang water town, and more with a guide who will provide informative commentary throughout the tour. The private tour makes you enjoy your own pace and time at your most favorite pick.

    Price : from USD 98

  • 1 day essential Hangzhou tour including West Lake and Xitang Water Village

    1 day essential Hangzhou tour including West Lake and Xitang Water Village

    Explore popular areas of Hangzhou with a guide who knows the best on this one day tour that includes round-trip transport from your hotel. Learn about Chinese culture and enjoy beautiful scenery during the day. Cherish the beauty bought from west lake and immerse in the glowing scene of xitan water town.

    Price : from USD 86

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