Huxinting Tea House, Shanghai

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    Huxinting Tea House

    by solopes Updated Jan 25, 2013
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    It's hard to decide which one of the marvelous old houses in the historic center is... the best.

    Proud of their old style, glowing in their well maintained colours, all the buildings in the quarter are superb, but, in the middle of a lake, the tea house and its bridges deserve a special look and reference.

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    Huxingting Teahouse

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 22, 2009

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    This charming building, built in 1784 by cotton merchants, only became a teahouse in the 19th century. It's located in the Old Town district of Shanghai outside the Yu Yuan Garden and is very popular with Chinese tourists who walk along the zigzag bridge as the bridge protects the building from evil spirits as they can't turn corners.

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    Huxining Teahouse inside the Old Chinese City

    by bellatrix Written Mar 28, 2003

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    Inside the teahouse, Shanghai, China

    At the center of the Old City is the Yu Garden, in which stands the Huxining Teahouse, said to be the model for the design on the willow-pattern plates much loved by Europeans in another era. The Tea House is a renowned structure central to the Old City. Situated upon a lake, its zig-zagged Bridge of Nine Turns is designed to prevent evil spirits from crossing.

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