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Datun Tusi Manor

   Tatuan Tusi Manor
Datun Tusi Manor
(dà tún tǔ sī zhuāng yuán 大屯土司庄园) is located in Datun Town (dà tún xiāng 大屯乡), which is 100 kilometers away from Bijie City (bì jiē shì 毕节市) of Guizhou Province (guì zhōu shěng 贵州省). The manor was originally built during the reign of Emperor Daoguang (dào guāng huáng dì 道光皇帝) in the Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝). It is said that the manor was built by the tusi of Yi Minority Group (yí zú 彝族), Yu Xiangyi (yú xiàng yí 余象仪) and it was expanded by the following generation.

Datuan Tusi ManorThe whole manor was built with the mountain in mind, facing to the low and flat tableland. It  can be divided into three sections, namely, the left part, the middle part and the right part. Within the area of the left part, there are the East Garden (dōng huā yuán 东花园), granary and the Xiulou Mansion (xiù lóu 绣楼). The East Park is also called Yiyuan Garden (yì yuán 亦园), which was used for receiving the guests. There are the Datuan Tusi Manorflowerbed and the guest rooms, the architecture of which are delicate. The floor is laid with flagstones. The walls in the garden are painted with pictures, which are all of antique flavor. In the middle part, there are three halls. All the rooms and halls in the manor are divided by the stone walls. The high walls and the double eaves made the manor of primitive simplicity and massive. There are 6 blockhouses around the manor. All of them are in their own use. From all of these, you can imagine how heavily guarded and how solemn the manor was.

Datun Tusi ManorThe manor is more than 80 meters long, 60 meters wide, covering an area of more than 6000 square meters. All the furniture and the stone carvings and wooden engravings are with distinct feature of the culture of Yi Minority Group. The Datun Tusi Manor is with great significance for the research of the folk culture of the nations.

Datun Tusi Manor
Location: Datun Town, northeast of Bijie City
Admission fee: free
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation: you can take a bus at Biije Bus Station to Datun Town, and then take a few minutes’ walk to get to the Datun Tusi Manor.
Attractions nearby: Zhijin Cave, Jiudongtian Scenic Area