Housed in a 300-year-old mansion, the Wuyuan Skywells Hotel brings ancient China to the present day. The property is located in the historic village of Yan village — a secluded town that is free of cars. Built during the Qing dynasty, the building is full of original architecture and artifacts most of which were preserved during its renovation. The interior now offers 14 guest rooms situated around one of three skywells. While they maintain authentic details like stone walls and intricate wood carvings, each one is fitted with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. An on-site bar and restaurant infuse Western influences into local specialties while the tea room showcases Wuyuan's wild teas gathered from the surrounding mountains.
Photos: Marc Goodwin and Xia Zhi / Wuyuan Skywells Hotel