Buildings take visitors back in time | Updated: 2020-03-13

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In addition to enchanting views of the sea and mountains, Taizhou, Zhejiang province also boasts well-preserved old buildings that take visitors back in time.

Gong's Residence 

Situated in Shaliu village, Sanmen county, Gong's Residence was built in the second year of the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It covers an area of 798 square meters, including a 118-square-meter courtyard.

The building's cornices, pavilions, and reliefs all reflect the superb craftsmanship of the time.

The house's owner, surnamed Gong, would carry goods on his shoulders and sell them on the street.

As a result of his formidable work ethic, he eventually struck it rich in the cloth business.

Ma's Manor

Ma's Manor is located a dozen miles from the downtown area of Linhai in Xiashatu village, Datian sub-district.

Construction on the manor began in 1929 and was completed in the autumn of 1930. It has been well-preserved and is a key cultural relic protection unit of Linhai.

The house was built in a typical Republic of China style and covers an area of more than four mu (0.267 hectares). It features a two-story brick and wood structure and a small garden.

A large number of grey plastic, wood, and stone carvings have been preserved in the manor, showcasing the unique local architecture.


YuZhilou is situated in Daluzhang village, Shaojiadu sub-street, Linhai city.

The building is named after a teaching house in a school on Bijia Mountain.

Visitors often express a feeling of being transported back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties ( 1368-1911) when they enter the building.

Former Residence of Dao Ji

The Fomer Residence of Dao Ji is situated in Chicheng sub-district, Tiantai county.

Dao Ji was an eminent Zen monk who lived during the Southern Song Dynasty (420-479). He always pretended to be insane and was given the name "Mad Ji", but he was in fact very generous to the poor. In life and in death, Dao Ji inspired many legends in Tiantai.

Shitang stone houses

In recent years, homestays transformed from old stone houses in Shitang town, Wenling county have proved popular among visitors.

Nestled at the foot of Shitang Mountain, the town is surrounded by the sea on three sides, giving it the name "Cape of Good Hope on the coast of the East China Sea".

Gaoqian ancient residence cluster

The Gaoqian ancient residence cluster was built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and is located in Gaoqian village, Baita town, Xianju county.

Dongqian is a famous historical and cultural village in China. It is known as the home of the Wu family .

There is currently a total of 11 well-preserved ancient buildings throughout the village.

Dongping village

Dongping village, located in Hengdu town, Sanmen county, was so named due to the screen-like mountain to the east of the village. "Ping" is the Chinese word for "screen".

The village enjoys a reputation as the first village with a “coastal defense” culture, and it has been dubbed the "museum of traditional residential houses in eastern Zhejiang".


The Former Residence of Dao Ji is located in Chicheng sub-district, Tiantai county. [Photo/]


An ancient opera stage located in Dongping village, Hengdu town, Sanmen county. [Photo/]