the temperature was 25 celsius below zero when i shot this property with the result that the camera got frozen. so i had to built a little hoody around it with a bunch of plastic bags, some scarf and my pyjamas in order to be able to shoot the exteriors. quite challenging!
here we go:
located a 20 minute drive from beijing red capital ranch / shambhala is a eco tourist spa resort set on a private estate of 50 chinese acres with a fusion of chinese, tibetan and manchurian themes. ten ancient restored luxury chinese villas are tucked along the foot of a mountain.
the red capital ranch is located in a private valley surrounded by mountains, with rivers weaving through the estate.part of the great wall dating to the first emperor quoin shi huangdi is also on the estate in the former hunting lodge horse stable. the hotel features traditional tibetan decor and serves delicious manchurian dishes.