A charming hideaway nestled down a quaint alleyway in Pingyao, perhaps the best preserved Ming dynasty settlement in China. Jing's residence is a cosy, 19-room boutique hotel set in a renovated Ming era mansion. The four courtyards and their surrounding grey-brick pavilions are in quintessential Northern Chinese architectural style, pleasantly enhanced by traditional lacquered wood features. Bamboo plants line brick-paved walkways and the inviting dining room, bar and library give the feel of a friendly homestay rather than a hotel.
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To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.