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Exploring ancient buildings in Putuo

Updated : 2024-05-31 (


A bird's-eye view of the Chai-Family Residence in Putuo district, Zhoushan, Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

Scattered throughout Putuo district in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province are ancient buildings that exude captivating beauty and encapsulate a rich cultural heritage. Here are a few of the highlights.

Chai-Family Residence
The Chai-Family Residence, a 300-year-old structure with its blue brick and black tile, towering walls, and deep courtyards, stands as a witness to the glory and ultimate decline of the Chai family.

Weng-Family Ancestral Temple
With a history spanning over 360 years, the Weng-Family Ancestral Temple has preserved  a nearly identical appearance to that from centuries ago, apart from a fresh coat of paint.

On the 11th day of the third lunar month each year, the Weng clan gathers here to hold a ceremony honoring their ancestors.

The temple also preserves the genealogy and historical migration of the clan, dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).


A young lady in traditional Chinese attire poses for a photo at the Shen's courtyard in Putuo district. [Photo/]

Huang-Family Residence
Originally built in 1942, the Huang-Family Residence has been transformed into the Putuo Museum, serving as a historical witness to the evolution of the city's marine culture and fishing community.

Shen's courtyard 

Shen's courtyard, which was built to commemorate a South Korean lady who was married to a man of Putuo district in the Jin Dynasty (AD 266-420), serves as a cultural venue for strengthening Sino-Korean friendly exchanges. 


The Weng-Family Ancestral Temple in Putuo district. [Photo/]