Located in Anren Town, Dayi County of Chengdu, Liu’s Manor consists of the ancestral home of Liu’s family and the five residences constructed successively by Liu Wencai and his brothers, covering a floor area of more than 70,000 m2 and a building area of more than 21,000 m2. This is a large scale and well conserved manor with rich collections.
The Manor consists of such parts as Drawing Room, Antechamber, Ladies Building, Counting House, Employees’ Yard, Rent Collection Yard, Granary, Secret Coffer, Water Dungeon, Buddhist Prayer Room, Moon Tower, Xiaoyao Palace and Orchard.
The Architectural Complex of Liu’s Manor and residences not only is the reflection of the aesthetic characteristics of the Chinese feudal wealthy and influential clan mansion and the feudal hierarchy order, but also is the classic combination of Chinese and Western elements absorbing the architectural features of western castles and churches.
Young Ladies’ Boudoirs
Built in the 1930s, Young Ladies’ Boudoirs in Liu’s Manor is a three-floor building, connecting with external structure to form a continuous arcade and constitute a round circle, while the top corridor is the sum of main room areas of lower two corridors, and the area of the first floor is equal to that of the second floor. It enjoys moderate area, excellent day lighting and broad vision, and is of wood-brick structure, especially the hexahedral pyramidal roof which connects with the garden, triangle window and column-type arcade, reflecting the Chinese and western architectural styles in the 1920s and 1930s.
It, also called Dayi Liu’s Manor Museum, has a variety of pavilions, caved beams and painted rafters, and houses 3 gardens, 27 patios, 180 rooms and a large number of objects. It is a typical place available to study on feudal landlord economy in China.
Western Sichuan Folk Custom Exhibition Hall
New Mansion, also called Western Sichuan Folk Custom Exhibition Hall, is arranged orderly and quadrangularly. Compared to closely guarded Old Mansion, it is configured symmetrically and houses near 2,000 rough objects reflecting the folk culture of western Sichuan.
Cultural Treasure Hall
Established in 1993, it is reconstructed from original mansions of Liu Wencheng and Liu Wenzhao. Over RMB 1.2 million was invested to adjust and improve the layout of treasure museum at the early stage in 2008, fully maintain buildings and courtyard with an area of 1,715 sq.m in Liu Wencheng Mansion, and greatly adjust and upgrade the layout of Ivory Carving Exhibition Room, Porcelain, Jade & Silverware Exhibition Room and Rosewood Chair Exhibition Room. 88 treasures are exhibited, including 74 superior cultural relics.
No. 15, Jingui Street, Anren Town, Dayi County, Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
Wencai Ribs, Wenqing Duck Webs, Manor Shredded Fish and Tofu Pudding.
take bus at Shiyang Passenger Station of Chengdu or at Bus Passenger Terminal of Chengdu East Railway Station, and then transfer No. 11 Bus at Bus Station of Dayi County to Liu’s Manor.
Open Time: 9:00- 17:00