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Jinyang Fanzhuang Review

Reliable, standard Shanxi fare is the order of the day here, alongside famous crispy duck and cat-ear-shaped pasta stir-fried with meat and vegetables. End your meal with a "sweet happiness" pastry. Jinyang Fangzhuang is attached to the ancient courtyard home of Ji Xiaolan, a Qing Dynasty scholar, the chief compiler of the Complete Library of the Four Branches of Literature. You can visit the old residence without admission fee and see Ji Xiaolan's study, where he wrote his famous essays. The crab-apple trees and wisteria planted during his lifetime still bloom in the courtyard.

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Updated: 05-02-2013

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