Pingjiang Lodge is a new Culture Hotel rebuilt according to 4-star hotel standard. The Lodge is converted from Suzhou ancient complex of houses in Si-jin style (literally means ¨four times of entry?), a traditional Chinese architecture that contains different compounds of courtyards and rooms to form a main axle. It was once the Residence of the Fang Family in the Ming Dynasty. Constructed in the old Suzhou style in the middle era of the Ming Dynasty, the Main Hall of Pingjiang Lodge has a history of more than 450 years and it is the oldest part of the complex. It has been inherited for 7 generations. The gold-gilded pattern on the rooftop can still be barely seen. The Lodge preserves ¨fine, detail, delicacy and beauty? in Chinese architectural style. Getting into the Pingjiang Lodge is just like traveling back in time. When you stroll down, you will find pieces of relics dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368 ~1644), Qing Dynasty (1644 ~1911), and also the Cultural Revolution (1966 ~1976). The traditional ambience also allows you to experience the Chinese culture to its fullest. Take your time to play the stone piano (Qin), Chinese Chess and Checker (Qi), as well as Chinese Brushes and Black Ink Bar for calligraphy (Shu) and painting (Hua) at the lobby lounge where local tea is served. There are 51 rooms altogether and they are arrayed within 11 yards, such as Tao Yuan ("Peach Blossom Yard") and Zhu Yuan ("Bamboo Yard"). They are designed to blend with local traditions that include cloistered gardens, wooden pillars and tiled roofs, providing a cozy and tranquil environment for guests to experience the lifestyle of the ancient Suzhou.