Liyuan buildings in Qingdao
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The Liyuan buildings were built by Germans for local Chinese residents during Germany's administration of Qingdao from 1898 to 1914. Their style resembles an elevated quadrangle courtyard which has combined the structure of traditional Chinese courtyards with western architectural style. Nowadays the traditional Liyuan buildings in the city have been transformed and upgraded into cultural and art complexes. Click the video to learn more!