北京 Courtyard 7
No.7, Qiangulouyuan Hutong, Nan Luo Gu Xiang Dong Cheng District
Quadrangles (called Si He Yuan in Chinese), is Beijing's historical culture heritage. Since Yuan Dynasty when Beijing was built as the capital, the Si He Yuan became a typical building style in the city.
Adjacent to the Forbidden City, there is an aged lane named Nan Luo Gu, in its surrounding area keeps many characterized Si He Yuan. Nan Luo Gu has over 800 years history, about 786 meters long from the North end to the South end, the feature of this lane is lower of both end, and higher in the middle, and 16 Hu Tongs are symmetrically distributed on the both side of Nan Luo Gu, it presents original Turtle-Shell structure of Yuan Dynasty. Here has always been a major residence of imperial families, social celebrities and high officials. As the largest, the best-preserved and the highest-grade quadrangle cluster, there are 28 structures have been listed as protected heritage sites by the government. Walking down the NanLuoGuo you may not only find out many historical marks, but also can hear a lot of legendary stories that happened in SiHe Yuan.
As a typical medium-sized quadrangle in the area of NanLuoGu, Courtyard 7 is located west side to North end of the lane, which is in the QianGuLouYuan HuTong. It consists of three rows of courtyards that contain festooned gates, main houses, wing-room, side rooms and rear houses, which are circled by galleries. It is characterized by well-designed layout and structures.
Walking into the Courtyard 7, you will feel and smell its antiquity and rusticity. It is a piece of pure land and haven in such a busy city where you can enjoy delicious French style dishes in the traditional Beijing style decorated rooms and environment. It would be such a great experience to stay and experience this precious and traditional culture of Beijing Si He Yuan, no matter you are traveling alone, with the one you love or with your family and kids.
Courtyard 7 is sitting in middle of city a very convenient location with easy access to all Olympic sports stadiums and within and walking distant to many historical national parks and sites. If you walk down to HuTongs in the surrounding area, you may find out many interesting boutique shops, Chinese arts and crafts dealers and taste gourmet foods.
You are welcome to the Courtyard 7, in this aged quadrangle, you will find out a lot more surprises from every single piece of bricks and tiles, get to know more about Beijing.