Need to travel to rural Shaanxi province on business, but hate direct sunlight? Have we got just the place for you!
Recently, photos have gone viral on the Chinese internet showing an eight-story building that seems literally sandwiched inside a ridge, leaving just three to four meters of space on either side. Netizens have joked that the building was built “rou jia mo” style, referencing the Chinese hamburger.
In fact, the peculiarly placed building is, even more peculiarly, actually a business hotel in Yanchuan county in eastern Shaanxi. With the hilly area lacking in flat, suitable land, local officials apparently gave their permission to build the hotel in such tight, seemingly precarious quarters.
Hotel staff were quick to reassure reporters that the building was perfectly safe, though admitted that they had to warn guests to watch out for small rocks falling on their heads.
But apparently falling rocks haven’t much disturbed guests who said that they enjoyed a quiet, peaceful stay at the hotel, adding that without any sunlight, it was a great place to sleep late.
[Images via NetEase]
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