This tiny, elaborately styled guild hall was built as a lodging and meeting place during the Qing dynasty by an association of merchants from Shānxi (山西), Shaanxi (陕西) and Gānsù (甘肃) provinces. Note the ornate carvings on the roof beams. You can delve into the exhibition on historic Kāifēng and see a fascinating diorama of the old Song city – with its palace in the centre of town – and compare it with a model of modern Kāifēng.

Also look out for the scale-model recreation of Zhang Zeduan’s famed Qingming painting.