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Thursday 25 July 2019      
 
 
 
WeChat Reservations: Use our new WeChat applet 瓦厂酒店 (Chinese interface) to learn about availability, book, and prepay for Brickyard lodgings.
 
 
 
 
 
New: Sleeping Buddha Courtyard
 
Sleeping Buddha Courtyard in Tianxianyu Village is the newest home managed by the Brickyard. Reached by foot only through a short maze of alleys, this residence with rooftop terrace, treehouse, and tiered gardens offers gorgeous views of the Great Wall and the Sleeping Buddha Mountain. View more images and make a reservation now!
 
 
 
 
Ganbei!
 
The Brickyard will once again participate in World Baijiu Day. From 9 to 11 August, we will provide special deep-fried baijiu ice cream and our crafted liqueur spritzer. See a video to learn what World Baijiu Day is all about.




 
 
 
 
Weekend Activities & Barbecues
 
Enrich your summer holiday experience at the Brickyard. There will be three Saturdays in August (10th, 17th, and 24th) with afternoon activities followed by barbecues. Have a look at our calendars Year Round Activities and Saturday Activities.



 
 
 
 
 
Summer Educational Tour
 
The Brickyard recently hosted students and faculty of the Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, California for a village tour, home visit with our retired "barefoot doctor,” noodle making competition, and noodle lunch with our homemade traditional sauces and condiments.
 
 
 
 
New Zealand VIP Visit
 
The Brickyard team was honored to host New Zealand's tourism minister Kelvin Davis and ambassador to China Clare Fearnley and their party last month for a lunch in a shady corner of the garden.
 
 
 
 
Blooming Lotus
 
Time to enjoy the beauty of lotus at the Brickyard north garden. Temperatures here in the mountains are not as high as in the city, so a morning yoga class on 25 August held next to the lotus pond will be restorative. See how to spend summer at the Brickyard
 
 
 
 
Correct Answer and Winner: The location in the photograph by Stewart Wachs is Yosemite National Park in California. Congratulations to the contest winner Paula Keating who won a free one night stay in any Brickyard Home. Thanks to everybody who participated in the contest.
 
 
 
 
 
In the News
 
Brickyard Retreat has been recommended as (one of 6) best hotels in Beijing by Sophie Friedman in her review for Forbes.com. Find out why she included the Brickyard and which other hotels also impressed her here.



 
 
 
 
Cooking with Randhir
 
Soft and spongy angel cake and with roasted peaches, perfect fare for a rainy summer day. See Randhir’s recipe and try it at home




 
 
 
 
Sustainability in Action
 
To respond to the recent refuse sorting action in Chinese big cities, Brickyard has made our own recycling rules which divide the recyclables into different storage bins and then make continuable use of them. The sorting is a reflection of the waste we produce in large amounts: slippers (which we compost), glass bottles, and cans.
 
 
 
         
 






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