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Crosswaters Ecolodge

crosswaters-vertical-0vqCrosswaters Ecolodge & Spa
Nankun Mountain Reserve,
Guangdong Province, China

Win a week-long, all-expense-paid trip for two to this award-winning resort, which was China’s first ecotourism destination.


Winner receives:
(valued at $10,000)
- Roundtrip Airfare
- 7 days & 7 nights lodging
- 2 bedroom, living room private riverfront villa
- All meals
- Spa treatments
- Feng Shui, garden, and architectural tours of property

 Ecolodge Amenities
- Nature activity center
- Wellness and recreation center
- Hiking trails
- Diverse gardens including a bamboo botanical garden, a lotus garden, and more

 

Sustainable Design Features and Approach

Ecological

  • GIS was used to determine optimal development locations based on the hydrology, vegetation patterns, elevations, and slopes
  • Development of the site was limited to areas outside the 100-year flood zone and on previously disturbed areas formerly used for fruit orchards
  • Local materials were used in the construction including: bamboo, earth, recycled clay tiles, recycled railway ties and river stones

Cultural

  • Community members were included in the entire planning process and have embraced the ecotourism project
  • The rich, local culture of the reserve including the architecture, flora, fauna, and people heavily influenced the character and style of the design elements
  • A feng shui analysis was conducted to harness the “chi” of the site

Economic

  • Local craftsmen were employed in the ecolodge construction, gaining valuable new building techniques to employ in future assignments
  • The tourism revenue generated from the ecolodge will improve and sustain the local economy


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Sweepstakes Sponsor

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