Ancient Yangliuqing Town near Tianjin
The Shi Mansion, located in the 1,000 year-old town of Yangliuqing, which is famous for its New Year pictures, was the old residence of the Shi family, one of the eight prominent families in Tianjin in the Qing Dynasty, and was called the "No.1 Mansion in North China."
It covers an area of 6,080 sq m and has four rows of buildings of antique flavor boasting exquisite brick, wood and stone carvings. The mansion has been opened as Yangliuqing Folk Customs Museum. The street will be 300 m long, and cover an area of 20,000 sq m, on both sides of which will stand houses in Ming and Qing styles, with a total floor space of 10,000 sq m. It will be opened to the public at the end of 2001.