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Begger Chicken,Frying Bell
Shrimp with Tea ,Mrs.Song's Soup.
Not only they are delicious,but also there are some forklore in behind of those dish.
Merchant Hu's Former Residence In HangZhou

Hu Xueyan's Story

HuXueyan(1823-1885) was the famous merchant in China business field in 19's.
His experience was full of legend:
At beginning he was only a counterjumper at a native bank, he always want to make friend with official and rich guy,step by step his business became larger and larger.
He was a kind merchant,he did gather and contribute rice to disaster area; serve for government; import the foreign technician and equipment, also when ZuoZhongTan(Big General in Qing Dynasty) went to western expedition, he colleted the grain and equipment ,donate to Army , step by step he came to be richer and richer ,higher and higher, from a counterjumper to be a big business man who worked in the government at same time,but at last before he die he became a poor guy,why...

Hu Xueyan's Former Residence

Hu XueYan’s former house was built in 1872 when he’s business came to peak. This large and luxury house cost 3 years work. Gross area is 5815 square meters .
The total cost of house is more than 150 Tons of silver(USD 150 Million) . In past time , in his period ,5 KG of silver is the salary of a mayor per year. And the cost of this house is 30,000 times of a mayor’s yearly salary .
2001,China government spent USD 100 million to repair it .
It was looked as the first house in the end of Qing dynasty .

3 Parts in Former Residence

East Part: Living Place for his 12 concubines and 18 kids;
Middle Part: Office building,1st Floor is the meeting hall, 2nd Floor are his Mum's bed room and his wife's bed room .
West Part: Garden and his living place.

Luxury Decoration: Wood

The house was made of good quality wood, such as gingko, Phoebe bourne, Rowsewood and other special wood .
he spent 25 tons of silver (USD 25 million) only for the woodork.
Not only the construction but also furniture were made of wood, they are elegant and exqusite.
Expensive Decoration: Stone
He spent 5 tons of silver (USD 5 million) Only for the rockwork.

Please do not look down upon those stone, they are more expensive then real gold.
The whole life income of one family couldn't buy even one piece of this kind of "Lake Stone", really !!!
Many famous and great personage visit here
The 3rd Chairman,JiangZeMing had visited here;
The 3rd Prime Minister,ZhuRongJi,had visited here,and leave his handsome calligraphy ;
The 4th Chairman,HuJinTao had visited here;
The Tailand princess had visited here;
The president of Holland had visited here.
Why not we also look around here...

HangZhou Itinerary
HangZhou One Day
HangZhou 2nd Day
HangZhou 3rd Day

HangZhou Scenic Spot
West Lake
LeiFeng Pagoda
LingYin Temple
Tea Plantation
XiXi Wetland
Six Harmonious Pagoda
Hu Xueyan's Former Residence
HeFang Street(walking street)
Tea Museum
Silk Museum
Porcelain Museum
Show:"Night Of West Lake"
Show:"Impression West Lake"
Song Town(show)

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Thousand Islets
HuangShan Mountain
PuTuo Mountain

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