Yangzhou is a distinctive location in South China and is situated along China's magnificent Grand Canal. Yangzhou has a history dating back more than 2,500 years and is significant as a commercial and cultural crossroads between the North and the South. For millennia, artists, poets, travelers, and wealthy merchants have been drawn to this enchanted city to enjoy its opulent standard of living. The rapid development of China has strangely not altered Yangzhou's way of life over time.
The Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, which is close to Slender West Lake, is more than just a place to rest; it also serves as a cultural showcase for the prosperity of prehistoric Yangzhou. The hideaway, created by architects Neri & Hu, is a little walled city that was constructed with more than 1.2 million original black bricks collected over the course of two years. The compound itself is a unique fusion of architectural innovation and traditional culture because the public and private spaces are connected by conventional passageways and the irregular windows disrupt the visual boundaries.
We promise that whether you choose to stay in the tranquil hotel grounds or explore the nearby art galleries, workshops, and tea houses, you will experience an authentic Chinese culture unlike any other. You can take part in our interactive activities, learn to create beautiful crafts on your own, observe local chefs produce delectable dishes, dress in classic opera attire, and listen to Chinese zither music to experience the depths buried in the music's antiquity.
Your Host and The Team
“My goal, my view, is that alongside ordinary life, people should seek, find and enjoy opportunities to explore and find themselves, and to find inner peace. My goal at the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat was to create a place, a site, for people to feel the beauty of poetry, to find their inner heart, and explore their artistic spirit. Xiangchou is a Chinese concept that refers to nostalgia for rural living and in this age of rapid technological development, it's becoming quite a movement, particularly in hospitality. These concepts come from a renowned poet, Xin Qiji. He composed a very famous poem, which goes “When I see the mountain, I can feel the beauty and the peace of the mountain. Meanwhile the mountain can feel my heart.”
Courtyard Room (11 units)
Garden View Room (8 units)
Private Courtyard Suite (1 unit)
Facilities and Highlights
- The staff at Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat is eager to share with visitors the natural and cultural splendor of their home area, so they have planned a variety of activities and excursions to do just that. Visitors can participate in cultural experiences and classes to engage directly in hands-on activities with the masters and craftspeople by working with local experts, villagers, and artisans. A stay at Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat offers visitors of Secret Retreats an incredibly rare chance to fully experience the distinctive Chinese culture and sample Huaiyang cuisine.
- Traditional Fan Making:
Folding fans were the pinnacle of elegance, a refined art form, a sign of friendship, and more for the literati class in ancient China. Try your hand at building a folding fan of your own while being guided by a folding fan expert and discover more about the significance of conventional folding fans in Chinese culture.
- Daming Temple Tour:
The walls of Daming Temple, which were constructed almost a thousand years ago, have watched over a city in transition, welcome everyone from modern tourists to pious Buddhist monks. A local Buddhist monk will guide you through the temple grounds as you reflect on how you might apply the deep spiritual traditions of Chinese philosophy to your life.
- Seal Carving:
Chinese seals are renowned for their elegant design and crucial role in Imperial life, earning them the designation of national Intangible Cultural Heritage. By cutting a traditional seal and creating a seal with your own name or message, you can see the beauty of carved seals up close.
- Scroll in Slender West Lake:
"Slender West Lake" in Yangzhou is a hive of activity during the day and a stunning sight at night. Discover the lake with Tsingpu's unique tour, which offers spectacular scenery, refreshments from Yangzhou, and the chance to take in the beauty of nature.
GENERALTime zone: (GMT+08:00) Beijing
Currency accepted: CNY
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Airport: Yangzhou Taizhou Domestic Airport (YTY) - 18 km
Train Station: Zhenjiang South Railway Station - 44 km
CONTACT1 Baocheng Road Yangzhou City –Hanjiang District Jiangsu 江苏省扬州市邗江区堡城路1号 , China