The Li-An lodge is a unique facility in a traditional Longsheng wooden building, perched on a mountain side. The Lodge is located in Long Sheng County and is about 50 miles northwest of Guilin; roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive. Due to the lodge’s exclusive location, a half-hour uphill hike is required before one can actually reach it. Porters are available to relieve some burden and sedans can provide one with a ride. Each of the 16 rooms is artistically unique and built in traditional Chinese architectural style, offering all the western amenities. Dine on Chinese specialties or western dishes and have a drink at the bar. Lounge around the hotel, enjoy a photography showing and embark on a guided walking tour, highlighting beautiful scenic spots.
Sitting on top of a mountain, bordering a local village and overlooking magnificent rice terraces, Li-An Lodge is an entirely wood structure implementing the Chinese traditional building technique of tongue and groove without a single nail. Keren Su, founder of China Span, a renowned photographer, painter and adventurous world traveler, discovered this spot during a photography trip in 1997. It took him 8 years to design and finish this one-of-a-kind lodge, where now Chinese tradition meets modern luxury.
The unique location of Li-An Lodge has made it the best place for art lovers. The Longji (Dragon Spine) Terrace began its construction in the Yuan Dynasty and was completed in early Qing Dynasty, a history of 650 years. The rolling mountains are sculptured with tightly packed terraces on the precipitous slopes, extending for hundreds of miles. All year round, the terraces present different beauty in different seasons. Just open the window of the room, a panoramic view of idyllic la
Built in the traditional Chinese architectural style, Li-An Lodge is the only lodge in the area that offers all the western amenities. The rooms are well insulated, equipped with air conditioning, hot water shower, international direct dialing, drinkable tap water and laundry service.
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The restaurant offers gourmet meals featuring both Chinese and western cuisines, while the bar offers a selection of local and imported drinks.
A spacious living room offers plenty of room for guests to socialize and enjoy a wonderful slide show featuring photography and introducing the beauty of China. During the day, guided hiking tours are provided to other scenic spots and local villages in the vicinity.
(Beijing, Xi'an, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Shanghai)
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Add this amazing adventure to any China trip - spend time amongst the rice terraces of Longsheng, and the karst mountains of Yangshuo.
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