Different from other ancient houses in Xitang, the Ni House was normal people’s residence, but not owned by rich merchants. However, the exquisite furniture in the house tells you that even a common people in Xitang cared about the quality of life very much.
The 68-meter-long Shipi Lane consists of 168 flagstones. Over 100 red lanterns are hanging on the wall of the narrow lane. That’s the most representative flavor of a water town.
The tile was an indispensable element for the roof of an ancient house in China. The exhibits in the Tile Museum are tiles made in different ancient dynasties and styles. The patterns on these tiles are animals, flowers or the scenes of ancient stories. The oldest tile has a history of over 1000 years.