There is a trend in China toward reclaiming traditional forms of urban and rural architecture for conversion into hospitality facilities such as hotels, resorts and temporary residences. Thus local architectural history becomes the focus of attention for tourists.
Alila Yangshuo is a disused sugar mill in Yangshuo, on the Li River in China, which Vector Architects have converted into a hotel complex. Chinese studio Vector Architects appropriated the spirit of the place to transform it into a picturesque scenario.
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