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Qu Courtyard

Qu Courtyard Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
The Qu family was one of the national well-known great merchants during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. They had several grand yards and thousands of houses covering an area of more than 30,000 square meters in Qi County. The Qu Courtyard includes 8 grand yards and 19 general yards, with 240 houses altogether.

Each yard has its unique style and system. Architectures once gave a high opinion of the Qu mansion, saying it is a "synthesis of the styles of the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming, and Qing dynasties and collects the soul from all over the country."

Besides ingenious overall arrangement and majestic buildings as well as luxuriant paintings, this mansion also has many elaborate woodcarvings and stone carvings with excellent carving skill and deep implication.

Each component in the Qu Courtyard is a rare work of art. On September 22, 1996, the Qu Courtyard opened to the public. It included 7 series of exhibitions as well as 27 showrooms. By the use of practicalities, pictures, models, sculptures, and other modern medias, it showed the connotation of jin shang culture, and restored its past glory.

Traffic:

You can take a train from Taiyuan to Pingyao or Yuncheng,then syop at Qi county,or a bus at Long-distant Bus Station to Qi county.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: 2 hours.

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