Qiao Family Compound

Qiao Family Compound Jinzhong Shanxi
The Qiao Family Compound is a traditional indicator of a prosperous merchant's house in 18th century Pingyao. From the outside, it appears to be a walled city. Inside is a maze of courtyards and rooms that highlight the character of longevity in Chinese architecture and landscaping.

If you want to explore the lifestyles of merchants who prospered in 18th century Pingyao, it is also the right place. The huge compound is surrounded by a wall that is over 9 meters high with watchtowers and guard platforms, which give the impression of a walled city. Once inside, you enter a maze of courtyards, which were built according to the character of longevity in many of its parts. Now it is a museum you can visit the 313 pieces of courtyards and rooms which were contained in the compound. To do this, enter through the main door topped by the family motto on two bronze panels: virtue and harmony, which lead you to prosperity.

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    1 000M Altitude Qiao Family Compound
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