Unlike other ancient houses in Xitang, Ni House was the residence of ordinary people, not owned by rich merchants. The exquisite furniture in the house, however, tells you that even the common people in Xitang cared very much about quality of life.
The 68-meter-long Shipi Lane consists of 168 flagstones. More than 100 red lanterns hang on the walls of the narrow lane. That’s the most distinctive feature of a water town.
Tiles were an indispensable element of the roofs of ancient houses in China. Exhibits in the Tile Museum are tiles made in different ancient dynasties and styles, with different patterns such as animals, flowers or scenes from ancient stories. The oldest tile in the museum has a history of more than 1,000 years.