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The woven facade of the Temple House, with its pierced brickwork and interweaving brass fretwork is only the first hint that this hotel knows its tradition dating back to the Qing dynasty, and step through its Ruyi gate and through to its two-storey tree-shaded courtyard and this impression is quickly confirmed. The bones of the old temple grounds are very much here, but they’ve been given a hip- and slightly edgy- makeover, with the French bistro-style Temple Café and the wood-lined Mi Xun Teahouse blending local culture and urban chic. The rooms have the same minimalist yet traditional feel with their timber, bamboo, and step stone details, while also offering spaces of cat-swinging proportions and the most enormous balconies you’ll find this side of China. For more wow factor and Chinese surrounds, head to the hotel’s jaw-dropping sky-lit pool at the Mi Xun Spa. The sculptural staircase down to it is inspired by the tiered terraces of paddy fields, and it’s as sensitively rendered as you’d expect of a heritage building.