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The Temple House
Why we like it
- A boutique hotel inspired by the misty Sichuan landscapes and ancient architectural styles
- Set in a 100 year old courtyard building with traditional step stones and hanging eaves
- Interiors offer a contemporary twist on traditional Chinese design
- Step back to the prohibition era at speakeasy-style bar, Jing
- Great base to explore the best Chengdu has to offer, from fiery Sichuan cuisine to the world famous panda breeding centre
Discover an intriguing collection of art and sculpture. The Temple House is scattered with specially commissioned artworks by eight Chinese artists, from sculptures and installations to digital art and paintings.
Debbie Rawnsley provided us with excellent service throughout our entire booking experience - from our first conversation with her right up to our departure. Debbie understood immediately what we wanted from our once in a lifetime trip to China - the destinations and the experiences. Her knowledge of China is outstanding and we felt we were in excellent hands from the beginning. Similarly, she was very patient and helpful
- MS, London
With the perfect balance of ancient and modern, The Temple House reflects similar characteristics to that of the spirited city in which it resides. Built within a beautifully restored courtyard building, dating back to the Qing dynasty, the house forms an integral part of the recently developed Daci Temple Complex.
Make your way across traditional step stones, through the shady green courtyard to the elegantly designed rooms and residences. Here, sleek lines and neutral tones create a calm sanctuary complete with easy-to-use gadgets, such as Bowers and Wilkins soundbars, Bose speakers, Interactive TVs and Illy espresso machines.
The Teahouse, inspired by a traditional Chinese apothecary, keeps things healthy while Italian restaurant, Tivano, offers an alluring alternative to the fierce Sichuan cuisine. There is also a 1920s themed bar, Temple Café, heated indoor swimming pool, gym and urban day spa.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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