Zhugebagua Ancient Village

Zhugebaguacun is located in Lanxi; the hidden gem of China’s modern chaos and the home village to the largest group of Zhu GeLiang’s progeny ever.

Lanxi is approximately 20.5 kilometers away from downtown Jinhua, and 132 kilometers away from Hangzhou.

Zhuge Village or Zhugecun (Chinese: 诸葛村) is a historic Chinese village located in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province. Originally called Gaolong (高隆), the village changed its name to Zhuge during the Ming Dynasty due to the prevalence of the Zhuge surname among the villagers. The residents claim they are the descendants of the famed Shu Han chancellor Zhuge Liang of the 3rd century CE. The village was designated a national heritage site in 1996, and contains relics which are 700 years old.
The majority of villagers living in Zhuge Village today constitute a full quarter of Zhuge Liang’s remaining 16,000 46th- to 55th-generation descendants.” According to the population census completed in the end of 1992, there are about 890 families and 2879 people in the village.
The architectural composition of Zhuge Village is very rare and peculiar. Buildings are arranged in an orderly fashion, according to the bagua principles of feng shui, earning it the title of Zhuge Bagua Village. The buildings are imposing and majestic structures. The unique skyline of the village was designed to commemorate Zhuge Liang by a descendant during the Southern Song dynasty, Zhuge Dashi (诸葛大狮).
Zhuge Liang
  • Zhuge Liang (181–234), courtesy name Kongming, was a chancellor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period. He is recognized as the greatest and most accomplished strategist of his era, and has been compared to another great ancient Chinese strategist, Sun Tzu.
  • Often depicted wearing a robe and holding a hand fan made of crane feathers, Zhuge Liang was not only an important military strategist and statesman; he was also an accomplished scholar and inventor. His reputation as an intelligent and learned scholar grew even while he was living in relative seclusion, earning him the nickname “Wolong” or “Fulong” (both literally mean “Crouching Dragon”).