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Pingyao - Qiao Family Compound

Shanxi - Datong - Pingyao - Taiyuan

Built in 1755, this well-preserved and exquisite structure used to be the residence of Qiao Zhiyong, who was a famous businessman during the Qing dynasty. Covering an area of 8,725 square m, the Qiao Family's Compound includes 6 big courtyards, 19 small courtyards, and 313 rooms. Now it has become the Jin and Shang Culture Museum, which is reputed as a bright pearl of North China's residental architecture.