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Impressive compund

The gardens are vast and peaceful. The rooms themselves are empty and as such are much less... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Jerusalem, Israel
Ought to be better known!

The Chang Family Compound, between Taiyuan and Pingyao, is a wonderful place, built by a family who... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Paul G
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5 Sep 2016
“Impressive compund”
31 May 2016
“Not much to see, lots of rebuild”
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Chezhe Village, Dongyang Town, Yuci District, Jinzhong 030609, China
+86 354 275 6789
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The gardens are vast and peaceful. The rooms themselves are empty and as such are much less imressive. The overall size of the compound is unbelievable.

Thank DannyD777
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Wonder why china government actually like to tear down the real traditional building and "refurbished" or " rebuild " the whole area and make it looks "old", go give the visitors an ancient feel. According to my local friends who have stay closeby this place...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Chang Family Compound, between Taiyuan and Pingyao, is a wonderful place, built by a family who made their fortune by trading tea. It is not an exaggeration to call it magnificent; it is absolutely huge with many different buildings and interesting insights into China's...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 June 2015

It is a wonderful castle which included different houses, gardens, calligraphy, pond, tower. I suggest to hire a guide for brief introduction of the castle, and it will highlight the visit. There are not many travellers to pay a visit this castle although it worth...More

Thank hamdan268
Reviewed 17 March 2015

You really get a sense of the power of tea by visiting the Chang Family Compound. The size of this place rivals that of the Forbidden City (not hyperbole, it actually did). The fact that so much of it survived the Cultural Revolution is also...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

The Chang Family Compound is located in Dongyang Town, Shanxi Province, about an hour from Taiyuan City. This community was built during the Qing Dynasty (mid-1600s) and like most things that I've encountered in China, it was much grander than I could have imagined. It...More

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