Beief Introduction .....Sitting on the City Walls Courtyard House
Getting in Touch with Ancient Wisdom, Modern Life and Contemporary Civilization of Beijing in Zero-distance:
Walking ditance from the Forbidden City, City Walls House is located in the central of the middle AXIS; definitely it is in the HEART of Ancient Beijing.
City Walls is an exquisite traditional COURTYARD HOUSE, located within an ancient urban town area, which is perhaps the most authentic old town in Beijing. We say that it is authentic, because in front the gate, there is a zigzag alleyway, which is completely different from many of the beautiful Hutongsthat are currently being partially remodeled for modern living. It still keeps its Original temptation decades back to the great Old Peking.
No modern transport vehicle can pass through, one can only walk or use a bicycle.
City Walls is only 1 minute walk from the gorgeous & traditional alley of Beijing Major Street, it already gives you the most genuine understanding and feelings of Hutong of the Old Town Beijing: The retired elders, basking and babble chatting under the sunshine; birds, congregating under the gate tower, chirping; Pekinese, tied on the wire pole; rabbits, kept inside the cages; and, also an old Hutong public toilet, which was built 30 years ago. Quiet alleyway, friendly eyes, warm exchange of greetings within neighbors, a simple and happy life atmosphere, all these are reminding you:
Life Style in OldTownBeijing
City Walls, the Traditional Courtyard House; Reparation and Renovations have been carried out in full accordance with the traditional taste and modern standard. The century-old root carving, put inside the public hall, is narrating the legendary stories of an old famous brand jewelry store; under the eaves, there is an old bird’s nest, swallows moving in every year from spring to summer with the proper time, and they never need any help of the owner of the courtyard, happy and bustling about, breeding a new brood of life year after year. Inside the courtyard, there are pomegranate trees, persimmon trees, vines, red lantern, Chinese knots, a 100 m2 comprehensive functional public hall, free wireless Internet access, clean guestrooms, with cooling and heating air-conditioners, and also big washrooms that conform to the European and American standards. Members of our staff have many years of experience in the reception of our international guests, understand the international cultural differences and different habits of living. They can provide many kinds of services, such as booking tickets, arranging airport pick up and drop off, mailing postcards and parcels on your behalf, providing laundry services, and free use of safety boxes etc. -------City Walls ,is truly your home in Beijing.
After spending 5 to 10 minutes in the gorgeous & traditional HUTONG(alley) walking, you promptly approach the Forbidden City, the BeiHai Park ( North Sea Park ), and the HouHai tourist site; in 3 to 18 minutes Bicycling, you can also reach the Tiananmen Square, WangFuJing Shopping Centre, The Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan), The Drum-Tower, Lama Temple, and LiuLiChang (the Antique calligraphy and painting street) . Taking a taxi from the XiDan Aviation building and the Beijing Railway Station where the regular airport bus is located, it takes you only about 1.5 to 2 Euros. Dozen of Lines of Buses in the surrounding areas assure your travel convenient and enjoyable.
Every morning, sitting in the big and comfortable hall, looking at the century-old eaves, listening to the twittering of pigeons, waiting for the rising of a thread of sunlight, with a cup of instant-grind sweet and strong coffee or a cup of traditional jasmine tea in hand, served with a typical American /British breakfast or traditional Chinese Baozi and Doujiang (soybean milk), all these make you feel energetic and savor a different Beijing after shaking off your long and tiresome journey: go to watch the raising of the China National Flag, strolling in the Tiananmen Square, traveling in the Forbidden City, enjoying the scenic beauty of Beihai Park, climbing the Great Wall, and roaming around Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace; make wish by burning joss sticks and worshipping in Lama Temple and BaiYun Taoist Temple, going to the old famous brand restaurants and night markets to taste the typical Chinese cuisine,. to the Antique market in LiuLiChang and PanJiaYuan to test your judgment, and also the Silk Market and Pearl Market to enjoy the fun of bargaining for souvenir shopping.
With the night falls, you can enjoy a show of wonderful Peking Opera, Acrobatics, Gongfu, or you may also go to HouHai and SanLiTun to appreciate the nightlife and bar culture of Beijing...
Coming back under the starry skies, with a cup of red wine in hand, an ice cream, a few sorts of snacks, you may enjoy the aftertastes of your day’s harvests, make the acquaintance of different roommates from various countries around the world, listen to owner of City Walls, to tell of his understandings of Lhasa, Xi’an, Pingyao, Guilin, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Yunnan from his 15 years of traveling experiences, and ask Rick to give you his advice on your journey of other remaining cities in China.
If you like to, you may also learn to write a few Chinese characters with pen brush, sing one or two sentences of Peking Opera, paste a traditional kite, personally make and taste your own dumpling.
City Walls __ It is Classic, therefore it is Modern.
City Walls — Enjoy Unforgettable Beijing Lifestyle.
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City Walls is looking forwards to your presence.
From your Old Buddy RICK:
An ideal hostel should be like this:
Located in the center of the city; with convenient transportation; complete surrounding amenities; overall style is characterized with strong local traditional features; able to really feel and merge into the exoteric life style; with comfortable, clean and spacious rooms; public area, with emotional appeal, where people can have rest and recreation at leisure and communicate with each other; staff should be friendly, warm, and thoughtful, able to provide various kinds of meticulous services and effective assistance any time; of course, at a unbeatable price.