Chongqing, China: A Peek in a Royal Servant’s Home During the Qing Dynasty

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

My host DoubleTree Chongqing North arranged a visit in the Ciqikou (See-Chee-Kou) Ancient Village where still lies the courtyard of the Zhong Family built in the Qing Dynasty over 120 years ago. Zhong Yunting is a royal servant of Empress Dowager Cixi and he was in charge of purchasing goods for the imperial court. Royal servants are revered men who are also very rich. They are able to build homes such as this one. Originally there were 2 courtyards and a total of 46 rooms but this is the only one that were preserved with about 20 rooms.

Take a look around.
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Zhong Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Zhong Courtyar in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Altar to worship ancestors – Zhong Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Rice bin – Zhong Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Bed – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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A little girl’s dollhouse – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Kitchen – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Kitchen table for servants – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Master’s Bed – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Fan – A servant would pull a rope on the side that will fan the entire room – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Living Room – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Ancestors picture – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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A woman’s bed – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Office – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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School room – Study room for the kids – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Notes were written on bamboos (Replica) – Zhong’s Courtyard in Ciqikou Ancient Village

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Disclaimer: I am one of the official #DTourist with DoubleTree by Hilton and currently traveling Asia. I am compensated as part of the #DTour program but thoughts are entirely my own.

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