Built as a former European-styled villa by a Scottish missionary on top of a hill in Moganshan in 1910, naked Castle provides an urban retreat amidst lush forested mountains with plenty of activities.
A unique retreat rooted in a classic European castle
Fine dining courtesy of Michelin-trained chef while you overlook Moganshan from the retreat's highest point
Stunning outdoor infinity pool perched on a cliff side
Sweeping view of forest or mountain view from your room
Inspired by the design of a European Castle with a bell tower, naked Castle infuses Art Deco with its bold use of lines and simple shapes with a touch of luxury.
Each of the 95 rooms, bungalows and suites come equipped with high-speed internet, iPad/iPhone docking station, LED smart TV, mini bar, in-room safe, as well as coffee and tea-making facilities. Rooms come with either forest or mountain views.
Dining options are equally opulent. Choose from a selection of Cantonese, Hangzhou and Ningbo cuisine at Pao Tai Lou with its fine dining by a Michelin-trained chef while overlooking the surrounding mountain mist from the highest vantage point within naked Castle. Alternatively, head to naked Bite with its 270-degree panoramic views of Moganshan landscape while enjoying a wide options of Asian and international dishes.
Castle Café is perfect for a cup of coffee served together with ice creams and desserts. The Sitting Room offers delicate tea and dessert selections while your ears are serenaded by elegant piano music. Finally, you can also enjoy fine Scottish and Japanese whisky while you breathe in Cuban cigars at Glenturret Whisky and Cigar Bar.
Facilities include the naked Leaf Spa with its use of Chinese medicine, an outdoor infinity pool, a garden, the Rock Theatre and an Activities Centre with billiards, darts and ping pong tables. For your young ones, there is the Little Shoots Kids Club.
While you stay in naked Castle, you may enjoy activities such as morning yoga, lawn bowling, hiking, hiking, archery, DIY workshops or seasonal bamboo shoot harvesting.
When to visit
Anji Bamboo Expo Park
Stroll through the bamboo park and visit the panda exhibition hall.
Anji Chestnut Picking
During the fall season, Anji bustles with plenty of chestnut harvests. You will spend some time on one of the surrounding farms for a chestnut-picking activity with a farmer.
Anji Grand National Bamboo Forest
Today, enjoy hiking through the famous bamboo forest of Anji, which also serves as the filming site of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Anji White Tea Picking
Visit a nearby tea plantation and learn the process of plucking, preparing and packing white tea.
Bamboo Shoot Harvesting
Famous for its high-quality bamboos, Anji is an excellent place to harvest bamboo shoots. Accompanied by a local farmer with a hoe, head out into the bamboo forest to uncover this renowned winter delicacy.
Hangxuan Ancient Path & Futuo Zen Temple
Start at the Futuo Zen Temple, where you will ascend Xiao'en Pagoda for serene view of the surrounding areas and enjoy a vegetarian meal with the practicing monks. Hike through the meditative bamboo forest to Dusong and stroll Dusong's Hangxuan Path.
Hidden Dragon Waterfall & Jiangnan Tianchi
Today, you will visit the Hidden Dragon Waterfall Scenic Area: The Fairy Bridge, The Long Dragon Flying Waterfall, The Rainbow Above the Dragon Gate. Afterwards, continue to Jiangnan Tianchi Scenic Area.
Lingfeng Temple & Saoshe Cultural Village
Tour the ancient Buddhist temple of Lingfeng and gain insights into the local customs at Saoshe, a traditional village which produces and processes Anji's famous white tea and bamboo.
Hike through the Jianggong Ancient Path, enjoy a cup of coffee at 395 Laoshulin Outdoor Station, then continue from Zhonghua Hill to Luhuadang before descending from the scenic route of Moganshan-Jianchi Feipu.
North Zhejiang Grand Canyon
Spend a day in North Zhejiang Grand Canyon through the mountains, bamboo forest, waterfalls and streams. At the peak, you will visit a Buddhist and Guanyin temples. Descend with an overhead cable cars to appreciate the surrounding scenery.
Shenxi Canyon Rafting
Get into the thrill of rafting downstream through the heart of Shenxi Canyon.