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Taiyuan Guildhall

Taiyuan Guildhall is located in No.15 Chukuying Hutong of Xicheng District. It was funded by Kang Jitian, a Hebei governor who was from Shanxi, and was built in the 45th year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong. It faces south and appears to be a rectangular with the width of 43 meters from east to west and with the length of 85 meters from south to north. The guildhall is divided into two parts. The east part comprises four courtyards and is rather compact in its original structure which was used for friends from Taiyuan to live. The west part is rather spacious and used to be the temple of local respectable dead persons and the residence of Yan Ruoqu, a famous scholar. The building is reconstructed a lot but its general pattern is kept. Now, Taiyuan Guildhall is used as a dwelling.

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