Shānshǎngān Guild Hall

sights / Architecture

Shānshǎngān Guild Hall information

Kāifēng , China
85 Xufu Jie
admission ¥30
Opening hours
8.30am-6.30pm summer, 8.20am-5pm winter
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Here’s proof that good things come in small packages. The tiny, elaborately styled guild hall was built as a lodging and meeting place during the Qing dynasty by an association of merchants from Shānxi, Shǎnxi (Shaanxi) and Gānsù provinces. Note the ornate carvings on the roofs, and delve into the exhibition on historic Kāifēng. Check out the fascinating diorama of the old Song city – with its palace in the centre of town – and compare it with a model of modern Kāifēng. Look out for the scale-model recreation of Zhang Zeduan’s famed Qingming painting.