Jan 3, 2010

#165 - CHINA - mandymandy

A card from China, not much words on it (except: Greetings from China) but i like the card and the stamps - so it's ok! 
Card is showing: Wang's Yard Housing. 

Wang's Yard Housing / Chinese Dwellings Series

I can't find anything about this House in the Internet. Except of other Postcards at flickr :) http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=41846713%40N02&q=wang%27s+yard&m=text
finally i found the official site: http://www.sxwjdy.com/engchina/dyzs.asp
and the Entry in the UNESCO tentative List: http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5321/

Wang Jia Taiyuan is the master of the Qing Dynasty residential construction, from the history of Lingshi County Sidajiazu Wang Taiyuan, one of the descendants - static or Wang Yu Qing Emperor Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong and Jiaqing years has built. Building large-scale, with "Wu Xiang", "Five Fort," "Five ancestral hall." Among them, five castles of the layout of the compound were known as the "dragon", "phoenix", "turtle", "CHU", "tiger" five Ruishou modeling, a total area of 250,000 square meters and above. Is "China houses the Museum of Art," "Chinese Wang Museum" and "Museum of the group of" open Red Door Fort (Long), high Jiaya (Fung), Chongning Fort (Tiger) and the three-building complex Ancestral Hall, a total of 231 large and small courtyards, housing 2078, covering 80,000 square meters.

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