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Address: No.144 Beiyuan men, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710003, China
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08:30 - 23:00
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USD 33.50*
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Xi'an Private Walking Tour: City Wall, Shuyuanmen Street, Gao Grand Courtyard...

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Antique, the layout is very particular about

In the noisy back street, there is a quiet place, high compound. Gao seven generations of officials. The courtyard is the main building Chongming years, dating back more than 400... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
Bali, Indonesia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I guess since the review from the Lonely Planet travel book this place has gone downhill and fast. The price is ridiculous, the house is in terrible shape. Have not dusted in at least 10 years. Do not waste your time and effort 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻Lonely Planet 🌎 needs to delete this listing.

Thank goodrichodyssey
Hong Kong
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stumbled across the Gao Courtyard House as we were exploring the Muslim Quarter. Its highly recommended for a short detour and I think is one of the last remaining courtyard houses inside the City Walls

1 Thank JulesHongKong
Bali, Indonesia
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

In the noisy back street, there is a quiet place, high compound. Gao seven generations of officials. The courtyard is the main building Chongming years, dating back more than 400 years of history, the evening evening, all the lanterns are lit up. Ricky red candles, old houses in bricks and tiles, as if to tell the old time. There will... More 

Thank 85528388
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2016

It would be easy to walk past the narrow entranceway and miss this ancient house and with its strong sense of yesteryear. But we were glad to have entered and sensed how well-to-do families centuries ago lived and developed. The courtyards and reliefs in wood and stone are exquisite. The musical and puppet performances are other worldly, in strong contract... More 

Thank pvandeven
Aurora, Colorado
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747 reviews
377 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 462 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were with a private tour guide and admission to this area was included in our tour. Even with a guide, there wasn't much to see, a courtyard and some non -descript rooms of an upper class official. Others mentioned having tea, we didn't get any and then tried multiple times to see the shadow puppet performance. Our a chinese... More 

1 Thank Laurie S
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Most of the building still in original form, you get to see how the students used to live. There you can also purchase a ticket to watch to short shadow play.

Thank Edgar P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We were invited to visit this ancient building and courtyards by one of the official workers there... Didn't know what we were in for but in face we were charmed! 'Peter' showed us round with s huge amount of enthusiasm. 35RMB each. Included a visit to the tea room and the puppet show. Both low key but delightful.

Thank Feefifofum40
los angeles
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

It is a very well preserved house and if you understand Chinese, the tour guide will explain to you the history of the owner and also the pieces of clothing and jewelry in the little museum they have in the back house. My tour guide (10 yuan extra) explained a few things that I didn't know in which I thought... More 

Thank LosAngelesTina
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We payed 35 RMB per person to tour the house, see a shadow puppet performance, and taste tea. There wasn't anything to see in the house, in fact, some rooms looked more like storage rooms for other projects unrelated to the house. There was no information available (in English or Chinese) about history or uses besides a placard with a... More 

1 Thank Kate H H
Singapore, Singapore
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100 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

It was hidden between some shops so you need to look out for unit number 144. It didn't cost too much to get in. It was rather nice although compared to the Great Mosque, it seems a little erm.... not so special. There were a lot of room and they had signs on top of every room so you know... More 

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