Tán Gōngguǎn


Just north of Wuyanghe Bridge, the splendid Tán Gōngguǎn (谭公馆) is, sadly, shut, inaccessible and unrestored. Festooned with Mao-era slogans, the building is a remarkably solid piece of historic architecture and remains unconverted. Note the carvings on the door pillars.

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