Unusual Hotels: “Oh My God!” Hotel in China

9 August, 2009

China’s Tianzi Garden Hotel

You might be wondering why am I showing you a picture of 3 Chinese gods, Fu (in the centre (in red) symbolizing fortune – Mandarin = 福), Lu (to your right (in green) symbolizing prosperity – Mandarin = 禄) and Shou (symbolizing longevity – Mandarin = 寿)

Fu Lu Shou

Well this is the structure of a hotel in China – Tianzi Garden Hotel (literal translation: Son of Heaven Hotel).  The peach in Shou’s left hand (see green circle in picture below), is actually a suite (the “Peach Suite”) within the hotel, the two holes in its front being windows.  You can identify the windows of the hotel rooms by the symbols in their robe (see blue circle).

The entrance to the hotel is situated around Shou’s right foot (see red circle).

Fu Lu Shou Tianzi Hotel Rooms Windows

This hotel is built in early 2000 and it has 10 storeys at a height of 41.6m.  According to China’s Xinhua News, this hotel was won a 2001 Guiness World Record for being the world’s ‘biggest image building’.  Voyage mentioned that this hotel is located in the Son of Heaven Garden (天子庄园), Yanjiao Economic-Technological Development Zone (燕郊经济技术开发区), Langfang.

The hotel’s official website @ http://www.tianzigarden.com (which in no longer working) had previously indicated that it takes only 20 minutes by Beijing Bus from World Trade Centre in Beijing to the Garden.

According to the Xinhua source, the rooms are smaller than typical hotel rooms but there are adequate facilities (they didnt elaborate more on it – i imagine it would be the beds, TV, restaurant).  There are 2 unique suites in the hotel – the Peach suite mentioned above and the 9th floor presidential suite.  The following picture shows what it looked like to look out one of those unique windows.

Beijing Tianzi Hotel

I couldnt find any other information on the hotel e.g  prices, room pictures.  There were some speculation that the developer might work on a new project featuring the images of 3 legendary Chinese history characters, 刘关张 from (Romance of 3 Kingdoms) 三国志 – shown in the poster below.

3 Kingdoms 刘关张 三国志

A google map of the hotel location (see red circle).

Tianzi Hotel Google Map

How would you feel sleeping in the “stomach of a god-lookalike building”?  Will you think twice before misbehaving? 🙂

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Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (9)

  • TacticReply

    10 August, 2009 at 7:30 am

    nice finding

  • ChinamattReply

    10 August, 2009 at 7:37 am

    That is amazing. Wish I knew about that while I was living in China. Guess I have a new destination for my next visit.
    .-= Chinamatt´s last blog ..What’s in a Name? =-.

  • Cheap Cairns AccommodationReply

    27 March, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Those guys are huge!! I’ve got some friends teaching in China, when we go to visit them we’ll check these out.
    .-= Cheap Cairns Accommodation´s last blog ..post2 =-.

  • Central Coast AccommodationReply

    11 August, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Wow, those guys are huge! Remins me a little of Mount Rushmore in the USA. I’ve spent quite a bit of time travelling through Central China and I’ve never seen anything like it. Great find.

  • Bryan TeoReply

    18 November, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Good job~~~
    best news~~

  • Carolee FirminReply

    30 December, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I found this web log a couple of days in the past however , totally forgot to bookmark it – I won’t make the same mistake once more – this will go right in my favourites.

  • outletReply

    12 December, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Im delighted! After reading your post I can tell you are passionate about your writing. Keep up the great work and Ill return for more! Thank you.

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  • alexandraReply

    10 May, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Very interesting~! (:

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