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Historic Building in Mùdú

Hóngyǐn Mountain Villa

By far the most interesting place in Mùdú is this villa, with its elaborate opera stage, exhibits and even an imperial pier where Emperor Qianlong docked his boat. The stage in the centre hall is impressive; honoure…
Historic Building in Mùdú

Yan Family Garden

This beautiful complex in the northwest corner of the village is the highlight of the town, dating to the Ming dynasty. It was once the home of a former magistrate. The garden, with its rockeries and a meandering la…
Historic Building in Mùdú

Bǎngyǎn Mansion

With a rich collection of antique furniture and intricate carvings of stone, wood and brick (it often serves as a movie set) this dignified complex was the home of the 19th-century writer and politician Feng Guifen.…
Historic Building in Mùdú

Ancient Pine Garden

In the middle of Shantang Jie, this attractive courtyard complex is known for its intricately carved beams. Look out for wooden impressions of officials, hats, phoenixes, flowers and other designs.
Village in Mùdú

Mùdú Old Town

The old town of Mùdú is principally hemmed in by the canal and Xiangxi Xilu. It's a small area to explore, and you only need half a day to do it justice.
Buddhist Temple in Mùdú

Míngyuè Temple

This large and attractive temple originally dates to the 10th century, but has been largely reconstructed (since last being mostly destroyed during the Cultural Revolution). The 1000-arm, four-faced Guanyin statue i…