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Wang's Family Compound

Wang's Family Compound

The Wang's Compound, titled as the "First House of the Chinese Folk Residence", is located in the south of Shanxi Basin under the foot of the Mianshan Mountian, the only one in Shanxi Province into West China Folk Residence, the first volume of "Collection of China Folk Residential Buildings". The compound occupies a total area of 150,000 square meters (about 179,399 square yards), of which 45,000 square meters (about 53,820 square yards) has been declares as a provincial protective cultural relic. Wang's Compound is not only an example of residential architecture, but also a museum of architectural art. Its sculptures of stone, wood and brick can be found everywhere in the courtyard. Today, the architectural groups open for viewing are Gaojia Ya, Hongmen Bao, Chongning Bao, etc. Altogether there are 231 courtyards and 2,078 houses.
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