Top 10 folk houses in China

Updated: 2012-09-21 10:39


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Top 10 folk houses in China

Kang Baiwan's Manor

Top 10 folk houses in China


Located in Kangdian county of Gongyi city, Henan province, Kang Baiwan's Manor was built during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) by the landlord Kang Yingkui. It covers a building area of 64,300 square meters, including 33 courtyards, 53 buildings, over 1300 houses and 73 caves. It consists of dozens of parts such as a residential section, ancestral hall and garden section. The manor features various kinds of delicate carvings, including brick, wood and stone in different vivid shapes. It now has 36 exhibition rooms, boasting a large number of well-preserved antiques, and receives 160,000 tourists per year.

Travel tips:

- Hours: 8 am - 6 pm (summer)

8 am - 5 pm (winter)

- Admission: 75 yuan

- How to get there: take a bus from Zhengzhou to Gongyi City and Kang Baiwan Manor.

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