Built 260 years ago by a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant, Jing's Residence is set right in the centre of the old town of Pingyao. Each of the 15 meticulously renovated guestrooms and suites reflects the residence’s unique character. Decorative features range from ancient carved wooden window frames and timber structural elements to bamboo flooring, and rice paper ceilings.

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Master Suite

  • Master Suite
Master Suite
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This unique 80 m² suite is located on the second level and has bird's-eye views overlooking Ping Yao's rooftops. Guests can also enjoy the views from the bathtub that is strategically placed in the middle of the open-spaced suite.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, satellite TV, free Wifi / cable, CD/DVD player, bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Others : iPod dock and bathub

Courtyard Suite

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Courtyard Suite
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Modern functional features are subtly incorporated in the rooms including Internet access, flat screen television, bedside reading lights and telephone. This enables guests to enjoy an international standard of modern luxury and convenience, yet at the same time feel immersed in a historic hotel environment.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, satellite TV, free Wifi / cable, CD/DVD player, bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Others : iPod dock.

Courtyard Room

  • Courtyard Room
Courtyard Room
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Modern functional features are subtly incorporated in the rooms including Internet access, flat screen television, bedside reading lights and telephone. This enables guests to enjoy an international standard of modern luxury and convenience, yet at the same time feel immersed in a historic hotel environment.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, satellite TV, free Wifi / cable, CD/DVD player, bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Others : iPod dock.

 

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights


Serving local cuisine mainly from Shanxi, local noodles and homemade dumpling. Some western cuisine can be served also. Both chinese and western breakfast can be prepared


The Spa offers therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care treatments, in one of the 70sqm luxury spa suites


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“Ping Yao - one of the most intriguing UNESCO world heritage town- is the only surviving walled city from the Ming and Qing dynasty in Chinese history. Walking around the old town is like stepping into ancient China where local people live the same way for centuries... City planning was done 1500 years ago and remains the same today. Jing's Residence is a restored courtyard residence built 260 years ago, hidden within the city walls.

The house was originally the shop and home of a silk merchant during the Qing Dynasty. Renovated by the famous architect Antonia Ocha, the property combines today the original courtyards with some contemporary touches in the rooms. We take a genuine pleasure in welcoming guests to experience not only a beautiful and comfortable house, but also the charm and the heritage of our History, just like if we were offering a travel back through time. As a member of Secret Retreats, Jing's Residence is more than a hotel, it is a true a journey through a glorious past.”

Welcome to Pingyao, Shanxi


Brimming with history in Shanxi, and dating back over 2,700 years, Pingyao was first built during the reign of King Xuan (827-782 BC) in the Western Zhou Dynasty. A listed UNESCO World Culture Heritage site, even to this day this small ancient town looks much the same as it did when it was one of China’s biggest trading and financial centres during the late Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Pingyao is one of only two Chinese cities listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site; The city wall was originally built in 1370 under the reign of Emperor Hongwu with a total length of over six kilometers . There are six barbican gates and the pattern resembles the shape of a tortoise earning Pingyao the nickname "Turtle City" with the two gates on the South and North representing the head and tail of the turtle and four gates on the east and west the four legs.

Pingyao was the most important trading and financial center in China in the late Ming and Qing dynasties. China's first commercial banks were established in Pingyao; at the height of their influences, Pingyao merchants had branches all over China and connections in Japan, Singapore, Moscow, Calcutta, Paris and London.

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3° C

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8:21 pm


“Once the home of a silk merchant, this traditional Chinese lifestyle dwelling is located in the centre of a UNESCO World Heritage town, and each of the 14 rooms is set around one of its three courtyards.”

Kim, the discoverer.

Useful Information


GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 14
Annual closing:
Closed from 09 to 18 December 2015 and from 27 December 2015 to 21 January 2016

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Beijing
Currency accepted: CNY
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
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CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
About 1 to 1h30 from Taiyuan Airport or Bullet Train Station. The hotel is located in a pedestrian street of Pingyao old town.
Nearest Airport: Taiyuan Airport - 80 km
Nearest Railway Station: Taiyuan Railway Station - 90 km
Nearest Railway Station: Pingyao Railway Station - 1.6 km

CONTACT
16 East Street, 31100 Ping Yao Shan Xi Province, China
http://www.jingsresidence.com
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