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Aili International Hotel, Shandan City, by day. Almost finished in 2014.  Aili Highway is in foreground

Type of ‘Monument’:  Hotel named after Rewi Alley

Location:  Shandan City, Gansu Province

Google Earth view:

Google Earth view of Shandan Bailie School locations (Statue of Rewi Alley, Lei Tai), Aili International Hotel and site of the Shandan Alley Memorial Alley Memorial, 2017. Aili Highway runs NE – SW past Aili International Hotel

GPS co-ordinates:   N 38.79763, E 101.08405

Cost:  To stay overnight costs from 200-300Y (RMB)/night for two (2015 price)

Access:  View from the street or visit the foyer and restaurants inside

Website:   https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Hotel_Review-g1850971-d7272714-Reviews-Aili_International_Hotel-Shandan_County_Gansu.html

Aili‘ is the Chinese transliteration of the name ‘Alley’.   

This modern 4-star hotel was opened in August 2014.   It forms a prominent landmark on the northern entry to Shandan city, visible at night from some distance away.  It is a cornerstone building in the ‘New Zealand suburb’ that is being constructed in Shandan.

It is able to host foreign travellers.

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This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.