Folk Residences


  • Seaside village piled up by stones: Shitang, Zhejiang
    There is a medium-sized fishing village named Shitang in the coastal area of east Zhejiang Province. Although it can not compete with the delicate and elegant West Lake or the picturesque Shaoxing with small bridges, flowing rivers and cottages along the...
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  • Cultural Essence of the Folk Residences in Shanxi Province
     Shanxi businessmen used to be the best at financing and the richest in China. At present, although the rich businessmen in the old days have passed away, their luxury mansions have been preserved. These grand mansions were exquisitely built, magnificent...
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  • The "Burgundy" in Shanghai
    It occurs to few people that "Bugaoli" in Shanghai is in fact Burgundy, a French place name familiar to all, which is always related to wine, sunshine and manors; judging from the name, we can guess some information about the history and location of...
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  • The "White House" in Shanghai
    In a courtyard on No. 79 Fenyang Rd., Shanghai, there is a splendid and magnificent western-style building. Among the many European-style buildings, such a magnificent building in the architectural style of French Renaissance buildings is rarely seen. It ...
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  • Go drink coffee at Moller - enjoy "dreamlike" views
    "Go drink coffee at Moller!" This must be an invitation offered by a sentimental and romantic person quite familiar with Shanghai. In the afternoon sunshine, Moller Villa beams the dreamlike atmosphere in isolation with the world, bringing you back to the...
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  • Xunyi, Shaanxi: Living on the Cliff
     In Chengguan Town and nearby, about ten kilometers north to Xunyi County, Shaanxi Province, there are many exquisitely-carved caves on the cliff along the bank of the Sanshui River.Representative among those caves are Majiahe Grottoes, Zhaojiadong...
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  • The Courtyard of the Gan Family in Nanjing
    To the slow Kunqu Opera Peony Pavilion, "the cobweb is swinging with the breeze in the leisure courtyard", open the time-honored lattice window of the courtyard of the Gan Family, and you will see the golden and apparent sunlight shed on the pied walls, ...
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  • Ancient Street of Baroque Style in Daxi Town, Taiwan
    Daxi is an ancient town in Taoyuan County, Taiwan Province. Like many other small towns, it has gone through ups and downs in history. Walking on the old street in Daxi, it is hard to find the prosperity in the old days; however, the time-honored typically...
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  • Folk residence in Xinjiang: castles in the air
     The hathpace residences of Kashi are built on the loess cliff with the highest altitude in the southeast of the old town Kashgar. It is said that they came into being over two thousand years ago. "Hathpace residence" means clay pottery on the high cliff...
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  • Strongly Fortified Stone Houses in Guizhou Province
     Most of the dwelling houses of the Bouyei Ethnic Minority are stone houses of stilt style or half-side building style. Zhenning Autonomous County and Anshun City of Guizhou Province inhabited by Bouyei ethnic group are abundant in high-quality building...
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