The mansion is worth visiting. The Tibetan Mastiff in front of the house is fierce and powerful. It has the function of protecting the house. The structure of the house is very elegant. It gives a detailed introduction to Kong Xiangxi's life. There is also a big garden in the mansion, which is suitable for walking and enjoying flowers. Although there are many courtyards in Shanxi, each one has its own characteristics. Kong Xiangxi pays attention to education and aims to cultivate talents. There is a long desk in it, which is beautifully carved and impressive.
Taigu Railway Station is about 20 minutes walk away. Tickets are 60 in June 2018 and tour guides are 50 yuan. In some years, the entrance to the typical northern courtyard is small but exquisite. Now it belongs to private. Every main hall and compartment shows the origin of Confucius, his own learning and prosperity. And now everyone's collection, furniture of Ming and Qing Dynasties, Buddha statues of past dynasties, Chinese coins of past dynasties, and other treasures, as well as Chiang Kai-shek, Deng Xiaoping's residence and old photos, full of rich history, the whole courtyard is not big, less than an hour to visit. In the exhibition hall, he introduced the middle school he founded. Now Shanxi Agricultural University, which used to be listed in the introduction of scenic spots on the website, does not exist now, somehow?
There is basically no commercial atmosphere, ticket economy, house items basically unchanged.
Kong Xiangxi's former residence is worth visiting. Tickets are 60 and tickets are free for the elderly. Here, you can really understand Kong Xiangxi's life. Kong is the finance minister of the national government and has made great contributions to the national revolution. Chiang Kai-shek said that he was like Xiao He, the three outstanding figures of the Han Dynasty. Indeed, the grain and grass of the army, bullets and the huge funds of the government for the war of resistance against Japan could not be separated from Kong Xiangxi's plan. He made great contributions to the nation. We should not only see the shortcomings of the great man, but also affirm his contribution to the revolution. He set up education, funded Mingxian School (today's Taigu Agricultural College), trained a large number of national talents and contributed to national construction.
There were only two visitors. I asked a guide to explain. Beginning with the insignificant gate, the more interesting the treasures in the museum are, the more eye-opening the people are. The sandalwood-filled ancient furniture is palpable, the golden beams are traversing. The coins of past dynasties reflect the financial changes of ancient and modern times. The educational history reveals the history of the convergence of China and the West. The travels of modern people show a strong humanistic flavor. Wolfberry trees for more than a hundred years tell stories of the past. The remaining one-third of the courtyards still make one imagine the wisdom and talent of the builders.
Kong Xiangxi Manor is a model of modern Shanxi business courtyard, and also a national key cultural relic protection unit. The manor is not big, mainly the amazing combination of Chinese and Western architecture, is unique in China at present. Outside is the ancient street of Ming and Qing Dynasties, high-wall courtyard, very feel.