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House of the Huangcheng Chancellor, Jincheng

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House of the Huangcheng Chancellor, Jincheng

(晋城皇城相府生态文化旅游区 jìn chéng huáng chéng xiàng fǔ shēng tài lyǔ yóu qū)

House of the Huangcheng Chancellor is the home of Chen Tingjing (1638-1712), a royal teacher of Emperor Kangxi during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). [Photo/IC]

Located in Jincheng city, southeast Shanxi Province, the House of the Huangcheng Chancellor is one of the most famous historic sites to visit. It was the home of Chen Tingjing (1638-1712), a royal teacher of Emperor Kangxi as well as the editor-in-chief of the Kangxi Dictionary in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

It is actually a palace, or a town, which contains a group of castle-style buildings. It was designed in two architectural styles. The inner palace was designed in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) by his uncle Chen Changyan in 1633. The outer complex was finished in Qing Dynasty by Chen Tingjing himself in 1703. The palace has 19 gardens and yards, 640 rooms and nine castle gates, covering an area of 90,000 square meters (9 hectares). It has a wall which is 1,700 meters long and 12 meters high.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: May to October

Opening Hours: 8:00 -- 19:00 (In summer season)

8:00 -- 17:00 (In winter season)

Ticket Price: 120 yuan ($17.3)

Free Tickets:

① Six years old children or younger and children with heights below 1.2 meters;

② Those aged 65 or above, disabled persons,active servicemen, disabled revolutionary servicemen, journalists with valid certificate.

Half Price:

① Minors aged 7 to 18;

② Those aged 60 to 64 with valid certificate;

③ Full-time university bachelor or junior degrees with registered student ID card.

Address: House of the Huangcheng Chancellor, Beiliui Town, Yangcheng County, Shanxi Province

Website: http://www.hcxfjq.com/index.asp(Chinese)

http://www.hcxfjq.com/English/index.asp(English)

Online Booking: http://www.hcxfjq.com/English/lycx.asp

Note: 

The scenic spot is accessible all year round.

Listed as one of the top 50 scenic spots along the Yellow River in Sept 12, 2018, the house is a good example of the rich cultural heritage along the Yellow River. [Photo/IC]
Shangdang Bayinhui Music, the most popular form of entertainment in many places in Jingcheng, is listed among the first group of national intangible cultural heritages in 2006. [Photo/IC]

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2018

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