Hanqiao Sankun Hall
Located in Xihan Sub-village, Hanqiao Village, Mashan Town, Hengzhou, Nanning, Hanqiao Sankun Hall (once known as Li E’lou Manor or Li E’lou Courtyard) is the largest and most exquisite ancient architectural complex in Hengzhou. In 2017, the hall was announced as a cultural relic protection unit in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Each existing hall can not only form an independent courtyard, but also connect with each other, with the roadways twisted like a maze. Besides, two three-floor watchtowers are on both sides of the ancient house group, forming horns with each other. Several round or square observation holes and shooting platforms are set respectively, which enables to form cross fire and bears the potential to attack and defend. Moreover, there are well preserved carved beams and painted pillars, cornices and arches, stone carvings, brick carvings and murals in the house, with the number and high artistic value being rare in ancient buildings in Nanning.