The Grand Courtyard of Gao Family

Last updated by david at 2014/8/6

The Grand Courtyard of Gao Family

The Grand Courtyard of Gao Family

Located in Xian's bustling shopping area, the Gao's Grand Courtyard is the former residence of Gao Yuesong (a high ranking official in the later Ming Dynasty). Occupied an area of 4.2 acres, the courtyard has 86 rooms and 56 of them are open to the public now.

Located in Xi’an’s bustling shopping area, the Gao’s Grand Courtyard is the former residence of Gao Yuesong (a high ranking official in the later Ming Dynasty). Occupied an area of 4.2 acres, the courtyard has 86 rooms and 56 of them are open to the public now.

The courtyard is wood quadrangle, and the main one is built in the Ming Dynasty with a more than 400 years history. Xi’an Art Gallery works in the main house now.

Highlights

Shadow puppet play (pí yĭng xì in Chinese) in the Gao’s Grand Courtyard is held from 9:00 to 23:00. The short shadow play acted by local artists last 10 to 15 minutes. You can also learn to make a porcelain or folk paper-cut in the Gao’s Grand Courtyard. Located in Huajue Lane, you can enjoy all kinds of tasty Chinese Northwest style food in the area.

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You can view architectural arts of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, antique furniture and ancient gardens. And you can see in a lot of Chinese activities including zither performances, fine celebrity’s calligraphy and paintings, old photos of the house and porcelains. To have a cup of Chinese tea in the Gao’s Grand courtyard tea house is very popular among travelers.

If you want to visit the Gao’s Grand courtyard in Xi’an, China Travel can tailor-make a tour including the Gao’s Grand Courtyard , which can save your time, money, and trouble. Please feel free to tell us your tour ideas!

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Location:

144 Beiyuanmen (North Garden Gate), Xi’an, Shaanxi Province

How to Get There?

You can take Bus 4, 43, 45, 201, 205, 215, 222, 300, 604, 611, K630, and get off at Guangji Street stop. The bus ticket is 1 CNY per person.

Ticket Price:

15 CNY in low season; but 25 CNY in busy season

Opening Hours:

08:30-23:00

More Tips:

Tel: 029-87232897 / 029-8727678
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