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Chongqing News

A 100-year-old breathing stone house: naturally air-conditioned place

2018-07-25 11:50:18

The 100-year-old stone house Tongxuan is located in the Eling Park.

The internal temperature of the stone house is at 33.6℃ at 5 pm.

Chinese characters “桐轩” are carved on the both sides of the main entrance of the stone house.

A picture of cicada is showed on the outer wall of the stone house.

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- July 23rd was the first day of "Great Heat" and the temperature of Chongqing’s main urban districts was about 40℃. People will feel so hot if staying in the room without air conditioner under such a scorching heat condition.

However, not all rooms will be so hot even if there is no air conditioner. There is a house near Kansheng Pavilion, a landmark of Yuzhong District, and located in the lush forests. It is an exquisite house with delicate carve patterns and carved windows. As you get into the room, you will feel relaxed and happy as if you’re in a naturally air-conditioned place.

The stone house, called 桐轩 (Tongxuan), a summer resort built by Li Yaoting who was the richest man of southwest area during the reign of Emperor Xuantong of the Qing Dynasty, is a 100-year-old breathing building.

Editor:Jiang Yiwei