Type of ‘Monument’: Hotel named after Rewi Alley
Location: Shandan City, Gansu Province
Google Earth view:
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
‘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.
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.