In continuation of our China trip story today's post is devoted to the next stop we made in in Xi'an and about Xiangzimen hostel we stayed in.
It is said that the brother of the Song dynasty Emperor, Zhao Kuang Yin used to reside here in this very building, which has over 200 years of history, and for this reason has been especially preserved in Ming dynasty style by the Xi'an government. It is the only building of its type in the whole of northwest China, and is divided into two main parts: the front 'siheyuan' with it's open-air courtyards and exquisite masonry, and the back with wooden panelling recreated in traditional ancient style.
The charming atmosphere, great traditional interior designs and friendly staff will instantly make you feel at home.
This is how the entry to our room looked like:
And this is the dining and recreation area:
Image by ArekAnd I honestly couldn't stop taking pictures of all the traditional decorations surrounding us!