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“Combining both old and brand-new buildings, The Temple House is a totally 21st-century Chinese hotel, balancing local culture with hi-tech. There’s an alluring and intimate feel from the moment you arrive: guests enter via a renovated 100-year-old courtyard building for maximum authentic atmosphere. Jing, the hotel bar, is a popular destination amongst locals and we recommend ordering the Sichuan Mule, a fiery local take on the traditional cocktail."
This hip luxury boutique hotel is located in the heart of the ancient city of Chengdu in southern China. Designed by acclaimed British architects, it offers a mix of traditional and modern design inspired by the city’s heritage and natural surroundings.
Prepare for 100 sleek and sophisticated rooms and suites. Not including the penthouse, there are eight different room types, each doubling up as an inviting sanctuary featuring a chic blend of contemporary design with traditional influences.
Apart from the Teahouse, which serves vegetarian dishes as well as Chinese cuppas, there are two restaurants. Tivano has a menu of authentic Italian fare, while The Temple Café is big on Aussie-based goods.
As well as visiting the famed Giant Panda sanctuaries, guests can visit temples and archeological sites, explore the Sichuan landscape, hit the shops or sample the famed local cuisine. Back at the hotel, relax by the magnificent pool or indulge in a massage.