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Jing's Residence

Pingyao, China

Located in the former courtyard mansion of a silk merchant from the Qing dynasty, Jing’s Residence is built in the authentic architectural style of northern China, nestled amongst dusty curio shops and bustling restaurants in the old city of Pingyao.

At a Glance

  • Made famous by Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s film 'Raise the Red Lantern', Pingyao is one of China’s last remaining ancient walled cities

  • Jing’s Residence combines creature comforts with the simple elegance of traditional Chinese architecture

  • The Dining room at Jing's dishes up delicious international and regional cuisine

  • Try your hand at noodle making - an artisan craft here in Pingyao

  • Only a 1-hour flight from Beijing

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Insider's View

Pingyao is probably the only city in China with such a well preserved city wall - in some ways it is a living museum.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Family compounds are dotted around Pingyao. The Qiao Family compound was used for the backdrop for Zhang Yimou's film, 'Raise the Red Lantern'.

Victoria Hogg

Insider's View

Opt for suite 501 with the most beautiful deism with your bed almost in a cocoon surrounded by a lattice wok of wood making you feel that you are really in old world China.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Jing's Residence or take a look at our itineraries to Henan Shanxi and Shandong


Part of the Relaix and Châteaux collection, Jing's Residence is a small boutique hotel located in a stunning, renovated old mansion blending in harmoniously with the traditional walled city of Pingyao, just a short flight from Beijing.

The Residence is ideally located in the heart of the old town and encompasses a series of grey-brick pavilions built around a set of four courtyards. Tables and chairs are located outside each pavilion where guests can relax while reading, drinking tea, or soaking up the historical atmosphere.

In addition to the luxurious accommodation, the Residence also features a dining room where guests can enjoy an extensive menu of international and local favorites. The Residence provides a cosy library and a bar that make it the perfect home-away-from-home for discerning travelers.

Unobtrusive landscaping features bamboo, a water element, white stones from northern China and traditional brick-paved walkways that connect the various courtyards. The dramatic lighting at night enhances the courtyard's almost palpable sense of time and history.

The ancient walled city of Pingyao, located in Shanxi Province, was established some 2,700 years ago. It hosts some of the best-preserved traditional architecture in China and mostly stands as it was during its heydays in the late Ming and Qing dynasties. It has been listed since 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Each of the rooms and suites at Jing's are individually designed with Pingyao's history and heritage in mind. Rooms range from Courtyard Rooms and Suites through to the majestic Master Suite for the ultimate indulgence.

Courtyard Room

The Courtyard Rooms come in a range of sizes to suit all your needs for an unforgettable stay, drift off to sleep after a day of exploration in rooms that were once home to Chinese aristocrats, and powerful merchants.

Courtyard Suites

There are 5 Courtyard Suites at Jing’s, each has its own character and identity, but all offer the same level of comfort and amenities and striking design, that complement the ancient structures built around tranquil courtyards.

Master Suite

Only one Jing’s Mater Suite is an 80sqm tour de force of opulence, space and serenity that radiates a feeling of nostalgia, this suite has a hand made bath at its center, there are separate power and monsoon showers, WC and wash basin areas. The sitting area is a place to relax, read, chat and remember your day amongst the curio shops and ancient alleyways of PingYao.


Children are welcome at Jing's Residence, with baby sitting and a special children's menu available for younger guests.


Jing's Residence has one main restaurant which is beautifully designed with large floor to ceiling windows and specializes in showcasing the Shanxi region's unique cuisine with noodles playing a large and important role.

Alongside the restaurant there is a beautiful library and lounge space in which to enjoy tea or spend time learning the sacred art of calligraphy or paper cutting.


A wide range of in-residence guest activities can be tailor made just for your stay, such as paper cutting, shoe making, noodle making classes, massage lessons, and a private tour to discover the history of Ping Yao with a professor from Ping Yao University).

The Spa at Jing’s Residence offers a stunning complement of therapeutic and rejuvenating face and body care treatments, using only the best products with the finest ingredients, from Thailand. If you are looking for pure indulgence and total relaxation, we at Jing’s Residence can provide you with a haven where you will find the most incredible and unique sensations, where the mind, body and spirit converge to form an unforgettable and deeply pleasurable experience.

Location & Directions

Pingyao, China

Jing's Residence is in the heart of the fortified town of Ping Yao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Shanxi Province of central China. Located in the former courtyard mansion of a silk merchant from the Qing dynasty.

When to go

The Central-eastern regions of Henan, Shanxi and Shandong experience four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with the majority of the year’s rain falling between June and August. July is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures peaking at around 40°C. Winters are cold, dropping as low as -20°C in January. Spring is short and warm, but sandstorms from Mongolia often sweep through the region at this time of year. The best months to visit the Central-eastern regions are September through to November, whilst the days are long and sunny and temperatures average 17°C.

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