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Seventeen rooms in Ningbo · Kaiyuan, listening to the legend of the big house door
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After more than half a month, I calmed down to write this article, not because I did n’t want to write or could n’t write something, but because I wanted to write too much, I liked it too much, but I do n’t know where to write it, just wait for the warm emotional precipitation Only then do I recall that this ancient village on the shore of the East China Sea is still so clear in my mind. Stone plate street, horse head wall, stone carving, archway, stone bridge, alley, wall and river, green water weeping willow, every family has a port, there are bridges around, there is a street in the house, there is a city in the street. This ancient village in the south of the Yangtze River, standing in the midst of history, is still standing.

Entering the "Zheng's Seventeen Room" in Xupu Town, Zhenhai, Ningbo, as if opening a talking scroll, seeing a group of people from eastern Zhejiang Province who ventured into Shanghai and returned to their hometown, set their wisdom and glory in this deep house courtyard. The tradition and taste of Jiangnan have built this classic residential village from brick to wood.

After crossing the Fengxiang Bridge and entering the Xiyuan Garden, you can see the old stage of the ancient opera—Fengyi Building. The ancient wooden promenades are spread on both sides. You can imagine the Zheng family ’s side by side under the stage when the festival is festive, or It is a scene of sitting on the promenade and enjoying the play.

Along the stone road along the lake, passing the Zheng Family Temple, crossing the Qishui Bridge, and reaching the Ming and Qing Streets, there was a CCTV TV series "Zheng's Seventeen Room", which recreated the legend of the merchants. In addition to the rebuilt old Fengxiang Silver Building, Siheng Yinhao and other old names, as well as restaurants, tea bars, dessert shops and other new leisure and entertainment shops, the architectural style inherits the characteristics of folk houses, antique and unique.

After the Ming and Qing Streets, I came to Xingfang, where the hotel lobby is now. This is also the former residence of Zheng Xi, the former founder of the Zheng clan and his younger brother, "Old Fengxiang Silver House". The lobby is not like an ordinary star hotel. It is built magnificently and unexpectedly. It is like a hall in a large family. Although it is not large, it is classical and elegant with a restrained atmosphere. A row of old bicycles are neatly arranged in front of the hall, shining in the sun. Entering the hall, you can see the front desk on both sides, check in quickly, and was taken to the guest room by Meimei's concierge sister.

Along the way, the sister of the concierge introduced the buildings, lanes, and shops I saw on the road, but the people who walked for the first time were probably like me and would get lost. When I walked to the guest room, I had no sense of direction. I heard my sister said that there are 7 large guest rooms in the courtyard, the Yuanmao Room on the Yishui Heyuan, the Dingfeng Room in Xunxiangyu Lane, the white-walled and eaves-filled room, the bead-like euphemistic standing room, and the Hengxiang room with the flag in the clouds The Jin Song room with Yi Zhongqing really has its own characteristics and legends due to the history behind it. I lived in the No. 2 Ding Feng room.

Small square courtyard, bluestone slabs, green plants, rattan tables and chairs, and literary art swings. In the afternoon sun, holding a book and sitting in front of the court, it is also beautiful and pleasant. A water tank was placed in the corner of the courtyard. It was originally thought that it was used to store rainwater for storage in ancient times. When I was a child, my grandmother's house was like this. When I later read the "Legend Seventeen Room", I learned that there are "ten miles of red makeup and marry a girl with water." For the sake of marrying, a large family in Ningbo marries a girl, and even the water they drink should be brought as a dowry.

The type of room I stayed in was a king-size bed room. I opened the room with a key with a wooden sign. It was a bit of a surprise. It was a two-story building. The entrance on the first floor was a large living room. The furniture was placed against the wall, so that the living room looked like Extra spacious, the entry is facing the wooden sofa and round stool, books "Legend Seventeen Room" and "Walking Seventeen Room" and welcome fruits are placed on the desk. There are bathrobes and disposable cotton mops. Opposite the sofa is an LCD TV and a mini bar table cabinet. A set of jade tea sets on the table cabinet is particularly conspicuous, fresh and elegant.

Each room has a bathroom upstairs and downstairs. The first floor is more spacious and has more complete facilities. The shower room, toilet and bathtub have been separated in a semi-open style, and the bathroom equipment is of the brand Kohler, with quality assurance and quality. Washing appliances adhering to the brand concept of Kaiyuan Hotel “Return to Wood Kaiyuan”. Kaiyuan ’s bathroom products are made of environmentally-friendly degradable materials, toothbrushes and combs made of plant starch, and bath bottles made of PCR recycled materials. Environmental protection concept. Although the bathroom on the second floor is small, it is also fully equipped with basic facilities, eliminating the trouble of going downstairs to the bathroom.

Walking up the retro old wooden staircase, it made a rustling noise, wandering in the room, as if time went backwards, opening the door that has been sealed for a long time in history.

The second floor is a loft-style room, separated by a wall into a large space, a small space, a large bed with a large bed and a table on both sides, an LCD TV on the wall opposite the bed, a small desk and wooden chair. The overall atmosphere of the room is warm and quiet, the lights are yellow and soft, and the wall decoration color is the main color of the chestnut color that is used in the southern and southern residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is decorated with decorative paintings. The overall style is elegant and natural. There is a small temperature difference upstairs and downstairs. Due to the independent heating system and floor heating, the room is completely free of the cold and humid feeling in the south, which is very warm. The bed linen is equipped with pillows of two thicknesses, high and low, and pillows, which are especially suitable for people who like to watch TV on the bed. At night, there is an aunt from the concierge to deliver snacks, yogurt and nuts, and cute The cute gift of teddy bear makes me fall asleep comfortably and feels intimate.

The hotel has two main restaurants, one is the Zheng Family Kitchen, and the other is a Western restaurant located in the lobby. Lunch and dinner are settled by the kitchen chef Zheng, while the Western restaurant offers breakfast buffet.

Zheng's small kitchen is located in the seventeen-room Zhan room. This room is matched with the Xingfang house. Zhan Yitong Inn is also the place for delivery, dining and accommodation of merchants. As a restaurant, it is characterized by sophisticated cooking and refined dishes, and it is still known as Gu Zhan. When I first saw it, I did n’t think it was too big. When I went in, I found that there are actually restaurants in the lobby, tables for two, three, and four, as well as individual boxes. You can freely choose your favorite dining environment.

Most of the dishes here are typical Ningbo dishes. Seafood is the main method. Most of the cooking methods are steaming, onion oil and poaching. The taste is light and you can enjoy the flavor of seafood. For example, steamed small yellow croaker with spring onion oil, seasoned crabs, etc. In addition, the restaurant also pays attention to the way of health, there are special health dishes, such as San-style braised San Xian, Tujia steamed pumpkin and so on.

Fortunately, on the night of check-in, I tasted the special dishes newly promoted by the chef of the Zheng family, such as parsley cod stew, cold-cooked lamb-tailed bamboo shoots, steamed white crab, salted lamb chops, and steamed three fresh noodles. The assortment of its own platter is also very exquisite and beautiful, tempting appetite. Preserved lamb chops with salt and pepper, the lamb chops are rich in meat, deep-fried and not greasy, the skin is crisp and the meat is chewy, the flavor is rich, and very happy. Cold-boiled sheep tail bamboo shoots are cold dishes with a refreshing mouth and unique flavor. Steamed white crab, the crab meat is tender, the color is white, and the taste is delicious.

The western restaurant is not large, it is just a lobby, but the food area is relatively close to the dining area, so it is very convenient to take food. The western restaurant is located at the third entrance of Xingfang, where there is a waiter at the entrance of the restaurant, which can help guests at any time and close the restaurant door. Because the restaurant is an old-fashioned house, the door is dark and heavy, leaving a seam will be cold. Entering the restaurant, you can also see the hotel's attentiveness. The interior of the restaurant has tables for two to four people, which are Chinese-style furniture. Because it was before Christmas and there were Christmas elements, it was very festive, and the lights were soft but not dim, creating a just quiet dining. Atmosphere.

There is a wide variety of buffet breakfasts in Western restaurants. Both Chinese and Western breakfasts are available. Among them, Chinese breakfasts are mainly Ningbo-style, such as Ningbo Cicheng Rice Cake, Ningbo Xiaoyan, etc., with clear tones. Although the ingredients are simple, the soup is delicious and warm. Is cooked and eaten, very satisfying. Western-style cakes and breads are not very delicate and taste good. I like pudding breads, which are sweet and delicious. The hotel attaches great importance to maintaining the freshness and taste of the food. Yogurt, fruit and hot vegetable pasta are separately cold and hot insulated, so that guests can enjoy the best taste of the meal at any time.

If you are hungry at night, you can also go to the shop at Siyu Lane for a bowl of osmanthus dumplings or green onions. There is a free food coupon for staying at the hotel, and you can eat two bowls of dumplings or dumplings for free. This was created by Mrs. Zheng, who made dumplings by hand, which easily evoked childhood memories.

During my stay at the hotel, I was very lucky. I swept away the rainy days a few days ago, the sky was clear, the sun was shining, and the warmth of the hand was captured through the mottled tree shadow. Strolling along the river surrounded by ancient houses in the Ming and Qing dynasties, knocking on doors and windows full of stories, it seems that they are telling the ancient and mysterious past of the Zheng family. Play in the buddhist lake surrounded by green plants, or stop at the Yanbo Pavilion to watch tourists fishing on poles, small bridges, ancient boats mooring, willows, shores, reflections, time stops, the wind blows, making people dreamlike Like drama, like drunk.

Walking in the seventeen-family ancient Jiangnan water town's unique slate street, ancient architecture styles such as horse head walls, stone carvings, torii arches, and stone chessboards can be seen everywhere. It is rough and concise; the flagpole is so high that it can be seen everywhere. The rebuilt Ming and Qing Street added a new generation of artistic sense to the seventeen rooms. The stacked altars in front of the rivers and lakes restaurants, the Yuntu coffee are simple and retro, flowing nostalgic music, and the rivers and lakes on the walls are chic and funny. If I was in a secluded river or lake, suddenly, the sleeping puppy in front of the store was awakened by me, barking at me, and the river and lake were awake, it yawned comfortably.

The seventeen rooms at night are quiet and beautiful. The ancient palace lights on the horse's head wall illuminate the dark alley, the moon hangs low on the wall, and the bright lights by the lake make this quaint village a little more lively and charming. When the night is quiet, You can also hear the crisper beats coming farther and accompany you into your dreams.

Stealing a few days of leisure, enjoy the seclusion and beauty of the secluded Jiangnan, fortunately.


The hotel is located at No. 777 Kaiyuan Road, Xupu, Zhenhai District, Ningbo.
Transportation: From Ningbo Railway Station to Shifangfang Kaiyuan Hotel, transfer to vehicle line Metro Line 2 → 370 → 377 bus.
From Ningbo Railway Station, take Metro Line 2 to go through 3 stops, get off the Bund Bridge Station, go to the Xinma Road People's Intersection, take 370 to Huiyuan Market Station, then take Road 377 to the Seventeen Rooms Scenic Area, and then to the hotel.

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