Qiaojia Dayuan (Qiaojiabu Folklore Museum) Located in a large courtyard in
Qiaojiabu village of the Qi County, Qiaojia Dayuan was the residential house of
Qiao Zhiyong, a capitalist in the Qing Dynasty who attained his fortune in
financial and commercial business in the periods of Emperor Jiaqing and Emperor
Daoguang. With typical northern China architectural characteristics, the Dayuan
(courtyard) is divided into 6 big yards and 20 small yards with 313 rooms and
covers an area of over 8,700 sq meters.
Here you can watch farming activities in every season, ceremonies
of sacrifice and ancestral warship, wedding ceremonies and daily life. Through
which you'll have a view of the folk customs of Shanxi during the period of late
Qing Dynasty.Qiao Family Courtyard House is where Zhang Yimou shoot Red Lantern.
It is 40km southwest of Taiyuan. Occupying 8724 square meters, this courtyard
consists of 313 houses.Its overall arrangement is well knit with exquisite
architecture that is uniform as well as diverse. The owner of the residences was
Qiao Zhiyong, a famouse merchant at the end of the Qing Dynasty(1616-1911).Red
lanterns and a large gate are the marks of the complex.