The Mou Family Mansion

(Cont’ from Yantai page)

The mansion is known for design practicality, symbolic of hierarchy, and detailed craftsmanship.  This story of the mansion history is about life of a typical country gentry of late Qing Dynasty.  The Mou family saga of business management has been featured in many documentaries. There is also a movie titled, The Mou Family.  In China people compares this to the British TV series of “The Downton Abbey”. The Mou family story ended with true life of family great-grandson, Mouqi Zhong, who traded a trainload of textile for 4 Soviet-made jumbo jets and leased to a starter airline about 20 years ago.  

The largest family estate in northern China, this residential compound built in 1735 covers 20,000 square meters over three clusters of courtyards. Each cluster has two tightly connected family units. Pay attention to the mansion’s functional designs, symbols, and craftsmanship. The Mou family saga has been featured in many documentaries and a movie. The last family member, Mou Qihong, made his name nationally known for trading a train load of textile & local produce in 4 passenger planes back from Russia.

Location:  6 South Street, Qixia Manor(栖霞牟氏莊園南街6號)

More info:

  • Tickets: 70 RMB
  • Hours: 8am to 5pm
  • Average time spent: 3 hours
  • Transportation: DIDI (equiv. to Uber)

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