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Walking in Bangkok | Reappearing in the old town, the charming Chinese-Thai mixed-race in Chinatown Lane

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Strolling through the streets of Bangkok, you can see the traditional Thai style, the splendid temple palace, the pillars of the epic plot of Ramayana, and the floating people on the Chao Phraya River. In addition, this "City of Angels" has never been colonized, but has unexpectedly become a confluence of cultures of various countries; the horseshoe arches built from the ancient Roman architecture pay tribute to the gorgeous decoration of Victorian architecture - this Everything was the result of a large influx of people from all over the 19th century. These diverse architectural aesthetics have been passed down to the present day. After the reinterpretation of the traditional architectural vocabulary of Southeast Asia, the design energy broke out. It has not only become the emerging aesthetic indicator in Asia, but now it is a unique cultural scene in Bangkok. In addition to the Western colonial architecture, the popular Chinatown in Bangkok, which has been popular in recent years, is always reminiscent of the old and new atmosphere of Taipei's Dadaotun and Dihua Street. Take Yaowarat Road as the main thoroughfare and all the way to Charoen Krung Road. The sights are all densely populated shop townhouses, including the function space of the market, restaurants, theaters, etc. Chinese-style residences, with their nostalgic and grassroots Chinese style, have attracted many Chaoqing companies to start their business in recent years, and they have made their mark on Soi Nana (reviewing Huafang Coffee Shop, ONEDAY WALLFLOWERS & NANA COFFEE). The newly-recognized old-fashioned tenement houses have opened their doors on the streets. These Peugeot-style "Chinese-Thai mixed-races" have unexpectedly become stunning flowers in the old city. Classical pharmacy stewed a house of coffee herbs | 103 Bed and Brews Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews. The first affair out of Hua Lamphong is the home of the corner of Soi Nana Lane. - "103 Bed and Brews". In the past, when new thinking had not yet entered the region, the Chinese street was mostly a market for daily trading of Chinese people, among which the Chinese medicine shop was the most prosperous; and the former site of 103 Bed and Brews was a Chinese medicine shop specializing in the import of traditional herbs. From the Chinese iron gates at the door, to the wooden window frames, carved round chairs and bamboo curtains, and even the Chinese-style floor tiles painted in Portugal, the details of the space show the traces of the life of Chinese businessmen. The owner cleverly retains the old soul of the Chinese-style architecture, and does not trace the details of Thai contemporary art, giving 103 Bed and Brews a mix of Chinese and Thai blood. Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews. Image Courtesy of...

Retaining traditional fine craftsmanship: Shanghai’s gossip girl Zhou Wei’s old artifact pursuit tour

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Zhou Wei and our café in Nanjing East Road, the most popular neighborhood in Shanghai, are filled with a Chinese gossip and she is full of love. The inner heart is full of old souls full of love for traditional groceries. After leaving the company in 2011, which was upside down and full of fast fashion, Zhou Wei decided to listen to her own voice, leave the air-conditioned room, walk out of the high-rise jungle in the city, and start her field trip to find traditional hand-made objects. Unlike the e-commerce or brand of the new generation, you can find the traces by easily entering keywords on the Internet. Traditional handicraft workshops or old grocery stores are only in the most simple way to be embedded in life and real lanes, want to find them. The only way is to walk to the door of the shop in person. "You must not drive because you have missed a few alleys in the village." Zhou Xiao smiled and shared the experience accumulated over the years. "The best way. It is to take a long-distance bus, and each station gets off the train and drills into the lane to find a circle." At the same time of the visit, Zhou Hao also bought it, often ending the day, and also carrying a small basket carrying a bamboo basket, straw hat and earthen bag. Waiting for someone else's seemingly inconspicuous, but satisfying loot to return home. Although only the Greater Shanghai area is used as a field, the difference between the generations and the dialects of the villages often makes Zhou Yi impressed. "There was a time when the Fengxian District near the seaside encountered an entire family of aunts who were weaving. They were big. Sitting in the living room in a circle, chatting and weaving, although they are all Shanghainese, but the local voices they chatt with are too heavy for me to understand, but also have to send their sons to translate (laugh)." But the most What Zhou Wei was surprised at was not the difference in language, but the everyday clothes that the aunts wore and they felt ordinary. "I just saw that the aunts only had a kind of simple intimacy. When I looked closely, I found out that They don't wear the ready-to-wear clothes on the market, but the clothes made from their own hand-woven fabrics! It's too memorable." I grew up in the Shikumen alley, and I moved away until I was 18 years old. Zhou Wei’s Growing up memories are everywhere worthy of the taste of the Shanghai style. In the alley of Shanghai, there is usually a grocery store selling everything, hand-made utensils, small snacks, candied fruit, etc., even when the home phone is not popular, there is a public phone, and there is a call to find someone. The grocery store owner will open his throat and shout out who will pick up the phone, so who lives in what industry, the neighbors are familiar with each other. "Everyone knows that Shanghai people used to wear pajamas to go out. In fact, because there is no difference in privacy/public space between the old people, the old Shanghai people feel that even if they go to the grocery store, they feel that it is still my home." I said with emotion, "I have visited a grocery store in other places. After chatting, I found that a master who supplies a bamboo basket lives next door to my house, and I don’t even know it. If it was in the previous hall. It is absolutely impossible to happen." Four years ago, Zhou Yi gathered the hand-made masters and groceries visited by the field to form the book "Shanghai Grocery Shop", and continued to write the column of the same name for the "Xinmin Evening News". At the time, the hand-picked people were the youngest in their 50s, and the oldest was over 90 years old. In the past few years, Zhou Wei still visited them from time to time, but nearly 1/2 of the more than 20 grocery shops or master craftsmen. Has been closed for retirement. Zhou Wei said with a shallow smile, "What I can do is to use records to leave what they once existed. I hope that even if they gradually disappear into their daily lives, don't disappear too quickly in the memory of our generation. "." This handcrafted use is smart." Master Chen is 71 years old. I am a blacksmith. I started to learn to knock on lead (white iron) at the age of 17 and follow the teacher in the factory. I usually practice when I get off work. Later, when I was laid off, I started to pick up my own work. It has been more than 50 years now! It takes 8 hours a day now. It’s not very hard to do this. It’s hard to beat and beat, so it’s not a physical activity, but I’ve just been learning that the hand has been bleeding and the adhesive plaster is full. The sizes that are often done are already in my mind. Others are more complicated. If people have requirements, I will draw them and ask if they want this thing. There are 6 sizes like watering buckets, which can be customized according to different needs. If the hole on the head is a little smaller, the water will be poured a little farther, and if it is a little bigger, it can be poured close, and each person's request is different. I have brought three apprentices, but I have not done it now. I think this is making money slowly. The spoon used for making radish cakes and oil blocks in the store sells best, 5 yuan a day. If you have a day, you can do 50, look at the mood. On the holidays, like the Peach Blossom Festival, there are many people, and there are many foreigners. I have already made a name for myself. The business is very good. The new field is my family. Every day someone orders something with me and earns some money. Kung Fu money, eating and drinking is no problem. "Only you can sell your own, you can call it a workshop"|Yang Shifu is 70 years old, and he is a craftsman. We call this "round work" and specialize in round things. There is also a kind of "Fang Zuo", which is made of chairs and furniture. I studied art with my master at the age of 16 and now I have 50...

The art of the former erotic cinema: Madrid Sala Equis, from focusing on eroticism to showing new horizons in life

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There is a kind of love. "Before I haven't fallen in love with you, you have already fallen in love with me." With such a romantic happiness, walking in a row of colorful houses in the blue sky of Madrid's hot sun On the streets of the encircled, when you met Sala Equis, the timeliness and love of love seemed to radiate from the building; the bricks and tiles were once carved with the smell of wind and frost until the old building met. Five young people. From 1913 to the next 20 years, the building was stationed as El Imparcial until the early 20th century, the neoclassical building and courtyard reincarnation became Duque De Alba Cinema; after the mid-1980s, it was transformed from a Hollywood classic to an art and adult film; until 2015, it was the last erotic theatre in Madrid. Despite several threats of being demolished, this last adult adult cinema in Madrid survived the glory days, accompanied the local people to spend the same time, and expressed the passions accumulated in the 30-year period. His own historical and cultural values. The third rebirth, this old building met the right people in the right time, together with a new and old love song. In order to revitalize the old buildings, they can preserve the historical significance of the past. Five young people from different fields, with their own professions and ideas, Daniel Fernández Cañadas, Laura Suárez, Cristina Rodríguez, Marie Jennings Camissa and Nacho de Padrón, a group of creative groups that assemble journalists, political scientists and restaurant operators. They teamed up with the design team Plantea Estudio to transform the abandoned cinema into a functional and vibrant complex social venue. Pass through the lobby on the first floor, such as the walkway, and browse the tickets containing all the movies, concerts, and exhibitions in "Taquilla", popcorn and drinks in the barrel, walk to the atrium "SALA PLAZA", and be spacious and bright. Shocked. In the past, it was Duque de Alba's outdoor theater. The circular seating area can accommodate up to 300 people. In addition to watching live performances, it is also a place for social and drinking. The vines that climbed up the wall and the gaze fell to the top of the steel frame. The architect, based on his original use, designed a large skylight to shed a natural light during the day; facing the projection screen, surrounded by the surrounding Beach chairs and cushions, a childlike swing descending from the roof, and uncompromisingly contrasting with the mottled walls. The calmness of the old building embraces a new laid-back atmosphere, and satisfies Sala Equis's relaxed and natural character. The original film screening hall is now used to showcase independent films and art films, continuing the erotic atmosphere of the predecessor's adult theater. A total of 55 seats of auditorium, with a gorgeous enchanting crimson velvet and brown round table for People enjoy a refreshment while enjoying a refreshing experience in the gorgeous but lazy space. In addition, there is no thought in the corridor connecting the space. There is a cocktail bar and the same texture of dark velvet. In each building, the original corner of the railing and the tiles that are stepped on each step lead the visitors to one place. The elegant corner of the comfortable nest, the slightly decadent space is full of charm and retro style. As a century-old building, Sala Equis...

Let the book become the light that penetrates the pupil: the sacrifice of the vision in the name of reading, irrelevant experimental bookstore

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Images courtesy of Wu Guan Books, part of images photographed by Rachel S. The pulsating particles are scattered in the beautiful air that is unique to the port of the South, and the pores are fully relaxed in the two art districts of the Little Screening, and the desires for the summer are rushing, but I didn’t expect that one of the antidote was actually in front of me – the skylight tree shadow lined up with the “unrelated” sign that was carved into a line symmetry. The two square-like characters seemed to be stable and stable, and the inside was actually a sensory driving force. The bookstore of the phantom drug: in the name of the experiment, the reading of the imagination, the use of books as a bait to seduce the dark desire. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books. Photography/ Rachel S. Photography/ Rachel S. Say goodbye to all visible shells and "watched" at the entrance to the mourning hall, let the two black scorpions cast like light and light Touching the body of the sun with the warmth of the sun, the body immediately retreats, and the ultimate darkness and coldness suddenly hit the face, and a real soul that is uneasy in the room. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books. Photography/ Rachel S. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan Books. Photography/ Rachel S. Image Courtesy of Wu Guan...

Song of the Wandering Country: River Drifting Inn, MEKONG KINGDOMS

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"What I brought back from the country, I said that except for a few soil products, there are only some memories of the scenery. But the scenery has smell, sound, and skin feeling. There is special light and special blowing. The wind. The voice of the mouth is still left in the ear. I still remember the vibration of the heart." - "You said, what is there in the country?" Haruki Murakami is always stranger to the impression of Laos. It is a magnificent landscape, a dusty road, a splendid temple Buddha statue, a monk wearing an orange-red robes and a barefoot line to accept alms... Among them, perhaps with "You said, there is a country in the country." What is the longing for the text, and the sorrow of the history that has been occupied by many powers; and the fact that the Golden Triangle was toxic and addicted, and nowadays it has been plunged into a large number of Chinese capitals seems to have replaced this mysterious country. I sighed. However, along the mysterious river Mekong, rolling down the yellow river; this long stretch of the world's long river, the vast waters of the day, the night is reflected in the moonlight; the river passes through six countries, the diversity of customs and confluence Here. When I first saw the magnificent landform, I was deeply shocked and understood that this country should be close to the earth. "Mekong" has the meaning of "mother" in the Cambodian language of neighboring countries. The river flows through the country and is the largest basin in the six countries. Therefore, for them, the river not only gave birth to the vitality of the land, but they also tried to extend the fascinating water style in it. The "Gypsy" of the drifting hotel MEKONG KINGDOMS is based on this, using a thatched boat to let people feel the pause and progress of the river of time in the undulating waters of the river. Not a large hull, Gypsy has a length of 41 meters and a width of 4.8 meters. There are only two sleeping cabins; the simple appearance and hull structure are designed by architect Pascal Trahan. Inside, the hardwood is equipped with carved details, and the bamboo and rattan weaving baskets and furniture can be seen everywhere. The quiet and pleasant space is not only full of exotic atmosphere, but also surprisingly with a familiar Chinese style. The yellow-brown tone is so hot in the area that it is in harmony with the yellow turbidity of the river; the roof of the thatched woven grass covers the top of the ship, just like the original water hut, and lies on the river. When you look at the sight, you can see the green wild machine on the banks of the river. The corridors and decks are the warm light beams that fall with the sun and the grass, and there is a hint of privacy. The voyage to and from the Golden Triangle and Luang Prabang; when the water cruises, the fleet not only allows travelers to witness the vastness of the river, from folk dance, cooking classrooms to learning the language of the country, to travellers to understand the country more deeply . Along the stop, you can see a different landscape from the shore. Learn about local alcoholism at Ban Baw Villages, visit Khum Villages in the ethnic minority villages, visit the Peking Elephant Conservation Camp and ancient temples in Beibin...you can see some familiar Chinese symbols and are full of Zhongnan The exotic style of the peninsula - "What is there in the country?" This big question gradually began to have a little specific understanding. Even if the fleet is open all year round, the best time for this voyage is from May to September, when the local climate is warm and the rainy season, the lush jungle on the riverside brings more charming turmoil. The fare is expensive, but Gypsy's voyage is full of experience; as an elegant boat on the Mekong River, it slowly sails into the hard-to-reach mystery of this river. MEKONG KINGDOMS 49/3 Sakarine Road, Ban Vat Sene 06000, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR T: +856-7125 5001 All images courtesy of MEKONG KINGDOMS. Join Polysh Facebook Keep up to date with the latest and interesting city and travel articles.

"B&B" = "Bed & Breakfast"? No, it is "Book & Bed"! Three rooms in Tainan and Yilan are like a hotel in a bookstore.

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As the saying goes, "It is better to travel thousands of miles than to read thousands of books." Now the hotel is intimately combined with travel and reading, so that you don't have to worry about the problem of choosing one, and let B&B not just the light and simple of "Bed & Breakfast". On behalf of the "Book & Bed" (review of Tokyo Ikebukuro Book & Bed) style tour. The strongest newcomer in the hotel industry is on the scene | UIJ Hotel&Hostel is hidden in the quiet street next to the Tainan You'ai Market. The hidden and low-profile UIJ Hotel & Hostel is not visible at first glance. There is a hole in the sky: the wide hall is decorated with dark green and Dazheng gold to create a retro and stylish tone. Together with local elements such as terrazzo, glass window and European antique furniture, the whole space is uniquely fascinating. The black vinyl turntable in the center of the hall and the row of book walls on both sides add a leisurely atmosphere and artistic atmosphere to the space. The Youai Street team said that the ancient capital of Tainan, under the influence of the Dutch and Japanese cultures, was originally multi-genetic and quite open and inclusive for different cultures. The team invited a good VVG space designer, Faye, to present this blend of old and new, Taiyang mix in space. In addition to expressing the open character of Tainan in the space design, You Ai Street Hotel also hopes to become a "cross-border platform" in the local area. In the hall bookstore "Sakae BBBooks" (sweet and slang means "sweet nourishment"), it is based on the sweet taste of Tainan cuisine, and selects food-related books. It hopes to attract local residents in the form of a 24-hour bookstore. The hotel promotes exchanges between Tainanese and travelers. The accommodation floor also provides different types of magazines at the exit of the elevator in the form of a theme on each floor, so that passengers can also access multiple information during the stay, and use the book as a medium to break the barrier between the local/external and the personal reading inertia. Let new sparks burst through every corner of the space. In addition to promoting communication through books, it is a “cross-border mixed hotel combining design hotels and youth hostels”. UIJ Hotel & Hostel also offers 110 backpack beds and 87 rooms, and is designed to promote public communication. Space, I hope that hotel guests who value personal privacy, as well as backpackers who advocate exchanges and sharing, will know each other in the first session of the accommodation. Therefore, although the high-quality products such as Lin Guoliang design leather slippers and New York MALIN+GOETZ washing lotion are provided in the room, the special coffee bags and tea bags are not intentionally placed, so that they can guide the passengers into the shared kitchen (Open Kitchen), brewing a cup of fragrant coffee with a hand-washing pot, not only enjoy the leisurely pace of the ancient capital, but also communicate with travellers from all over the world. "Before there were business guests who were practicing hand-washing coffee, they would happily pick up the kitchen and provide a hand-washing pot, and make a cup of coffee for each of the backpackers in the kitchen. This kind of exchange will also let each other know different worlds. Very interesting." Friends of the street team recalled. In addition to sharing the kitchen, You Ai Street Hotel also invites the professional floral team to arrange a free terrace in the south. Welcome the travellers to drink a little wine and talk in the summer. Next, the vacancy on the first floor of the hotel building will also be stationed in the bar and the clear bar, offering more choices for travellers. By a good VVG space designer...

Kyoto walk | Machiya, bath, old warehouse, the fascinating philosophy of life in the old building

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Geisha, Tea Ceremony, Kinkakuji Temple and Ginkakuji Temple, or the infinitely overlooked Thousand Birds House, whenever you talk about the old city of Kyoto, these symbols of the symbolism of Japan are always emerging in your mind. From the walk of Shangjing to the vicinity of the Gion, try to find the veins of the former Nishijin textile industry in the Lanes, stop in front of the gorgeous murals of the Erzhimao Temple in Nijo Castle, or find the gorgeous figure of the geisha in the Gion. Considering the impression of the old city, it can't be cut with old buildings; the traditional Machiya, the public baths, and the old warehouses that weaved in the West, the old buildings still look like today. This time, the old building is used as a symbol to explore the life aesthetics of the new students. Editorial Haus MAGASINN (マガザン)| Staying at the hotel? No, staying at the first stop of a one-page/night magazine trip, I always want to rush to the hotel where I stayed, put down my luggage, and rush into the city to explore. However, Kyoto is such a city that is suitable for a slow pace. If there is an impatience, there will always be a subtle guilt. In the traditional street near Nijo Castle, this hostel called "Editorial Haus MAGASINN" stands, so that you won't be willing to leave just leaving your luggage, but willing to spend an afternoon or an evening. The naming is extended by the magazine "magazine" in English. Here, "magazine" is no longer an inspiration for stacking on paper sheets, but a space that can be felt and touched in three dimensions. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. The two-storey solitary Machiya house was originally a dairy house that manufactures and sells milk. Under the remodeling of the owner Iwasaki, or "editor", it is filled with new students. vitality. From the concept of operation to the vision of the store, Dafa also extends the method of “editing magazines” and curating. It only accepts 1 group of passengers per day (up to 6 people). Through the control of the number of residents, it provides more profound and exclusive travellers. Experience. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. I used to like reading magazines. The beauty of the magazine is that it can visualize the great or unknown things around you. "If you use a space to present, can you convey a more three-dimensional experience?" The idea is the beginning of this hostel. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. Photography/ Nobutada Omote. Photography/ Nobutada Omote....

Black Brick-Contained Greenhouse Flower House Tavern: The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, London

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To count the beautiful restaurants in London, you'll be sure to get a list of endless stores, all of which are unique. It’s no surprise that a variety of personalities are intriguing to the city, and the dining pub “The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings” (B&H Buildings) in Finsbury has a fresh green The indoor plant garden, which coincides with the busy urban people, leaves a moment of peace and leisure in the compact pace. As if returning to the country's grandmother's house, come to the charming garden tea party, and compose a piece of flower waltz, so that the body and mind can be full of nourishment and soothing. Image Source: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings Facebook. Image Source: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings Facebook. Image Source: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings Facebook. Image Source: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings Facebook. Located at the corner of the street In a 19th-century black brick building with an English atmosphere, the quaint and simple appearance exudes a sense of glamour and even mystery. Actually stepping into the store makes people even more incomprehensible - different from the chilly color of the appearance, in the spacious and bright white space, the retro old items selected by the owner. Different from the palace-style complex luxury, let all kinds of vigorous planting plants as the protagonist, interspersed among them, let the space more natural and charming vitality; awaken the former visit to the friend country house, the intimate and relaxed joy. Image Source: Bourne &...

Buying Notes | Nostalgic Small Window in Windy City, Chicago Antique Treasure Cabinet POSH

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As one of the major financial trading centers in the United States, Chicago, alias "Windy City", is often impressed by the modern metropolis with skyscrapers; but even in such a modernist building, it is still full of like POSH. A lovely corner of nostalgia. The antique shop called POSH is located in the historic Tree Studio Building in downtown Chicago, and the building itself is a big hit. Designed and built by Parfitt Brothers Architects in 1984, and then established a legal trust under the leadership of the judge Lambert Tree and his wife Anne Tree, only artists can stay in it. In the art studio, which was built in Roman bricks, in the 20 years after the 1893 World's Fair, it attracted many artists from Europe to and from Chicago, including many great art creators, such as painter Richard Florsheim and writer Edgar Rice. Burroughs and sculptor John Storrs, etc., create a vibrant atmosphere, like Chicago's "Artist Colony." Image Source: POSH Facebook. Image Source: POSH Facebook. After time lapse, real estate developers regained the historical features of Tree Studio Building in 2001, replacing the building as a whole, renovating it, and adding many modern features. Today, this well-established cradle of artists has even been listed as a famous historical landmark by the Chicago authorities. It has changed the old age and continues to be a small community of art and culture with a rebirth, and cooperates with many art-related companies. On the first floor, there are many specialty shops and restaurants, which provide a lot of inspiration for the artists who are stationed here. It also attracts many residents and tourists to explore. POSH is one of the best. Photography/...

The rich colors of old Hong Kong: the art settlement in "Cage", the youth hostel Wontonmeen wonton noodles

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After remembering the preservation period, the "Hong Kong Impression" is like melting ice, and it can no longer return to a specific shape. Despite this, the huge beauty of this “urban jungle” is still an important basis for travelers to identify the cultural latitude and longitude of the city – the bright lights of the Taiping Mountain, the British glory of Victoria Harbour, and the souvenir of the women’s street. Selling... There are still commemorative ornaments in the tin box that are engraved with "I love HK", but the engraving about travel seems to be sleeping in memory forever, and it won't wake up. Once again, I "seen" Hong Kong, but it was photographed through the neighborhood of the ice shop on the Eastern District. "Sham Shui Po", the area where they are not involved in "rich", is full of Hong Kong colors everywhere. Cantonese street in the city, the old Tang Dynasty in the old Huaiyi, the neon lights and the snack bar signs in the forest... The life of the chaos and the chaos of the chaos The irreplaceable cultural features of the Sham Shui Po District - such a rough and lively charm of the city, alive and replace the past shackles of fashion and shopping, has become a real first sight of my and Hong Kong. Although the market is old, many art and blood loves have recently taken root in the old city. With the vitality of enthusiasm and openness, there are countless buds of art that are going to thrive. Near the Sham Shui Po, the "Wontonmeen" on the corner of Prince Edward Lai Chi is Such a vibrant new stronghold. The word "Wontonmeen" is taken from the English pronunciation of "Wonton Noodle". It was originally thought to be a snack noodle shop. It is hard to imagine that it is actually a youth hostel combining coffee shop and cultural salon, just like "Wonton noodle". The amount of money in Hong Kong people - cheap, delicious, loved ones. Wontonmeen, transformed from a monthly rental suite into a youth hostel, warmly opened in the ordinary old-style tenement house. In Hong Kong, where the goods are more expensive, the tourists who live in the price and the foreign creators who develop in Hong Kong are also The guide in the journey guides people to see the most authentic and unadorned Hong Kong style that is different from the sightseeing destination. Wontonmeen is located in an ordinary residential area. There is no obvious sign outside the store. If you don't pay attention, you will pass the entrance on Lai Chi Kok Road. The exploratory journey that will start after the plane is landing is still to be continued. With the luggage entering the hard-to-find hostel, it was too late to stop sweating, and another adventure was unpredictable. Passing through the bright and laid-back café on the first floor to the lobby of the hotel, you have yet to say goodbye to the modern world of coffee, and step into the Hong Kong in the 80s. Advocating the "land" living experience, the founder of Wontonmeen Patricia is not casual; in order to let the like-minded friends have a place to gather, graduated from the Department of Interior Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she will succeed in the underground The public space creates a unique partiality with a Hong Kong character. In the dim light, all kinds of posters, old furniture, messy hanger art works, and nostalgic decorations with a damp smell, like an underground market, piled up in the mix and match the Hong Kong-style aesthetics in the movie "In the Mood for Love". Unlike the usual bunks in the general youth travel, Wontonmeen, like the 10 beds stacked in Tetris, is a "cage house" designed from the cohabitation phenomenon in Hong Kong. The skeleton is made of iron mesh. It looks cold and has both Ventilation, storage and other functions (the grid can freely hang the ascending sac, can also add curtains to create a private space), truthfully interpret what is meant, "the sparrow is small, complete and complete." Patricia also hopes to explore the disparity between the rich and the poor, which is deeply buried in the reinforced walls, through its chaotic and orderly hostel structure. The most popular one is probably the outdoor space with the "Hong Kong" neon sign. Come and relax in the morning or before going to sleep, feel the outdoor air, look at the sky between the concrete walls, let the body and soul take a deep breath; when you are leisurely, you can also go to the coffee shop on the first floor and have a cup of baking from Urban Coffee Roaster Coffee, in the minimalist chain-washing space, is open to chatting with the neighbors, while exchanging the feelings of life and feeling the fresh vitality that is completely different from the hostel. In the middle of the night, if the night cat factor on the body is crazy, if you are lucky, you may also get an old Hong Kong film, a guitar performance, or an open hearted recreation in the lobby. Under the warm light, harvest the long-lost smile. Patricia, which values ​​art and cultural exchanges, not only regularly holds art and art sharing sessions in Wontonmeen, but also invites different young artists to cooperate and promote local art exchanges. It is worth mentioning that Wontonmeen has always been committed to the mission of “City Guide”. In addition to providing bicycle rental services at the entrance of the store, it also organizes bicycle guided tours from time to time to guide foreign tourists to see the life scenes of Prince Edward to Sham Shui Po District. Feel free to watch in Wontonmeen, like the fascination of the old Hong Kong, bold new trends and unique ancient ideas meet here, just like coffee and milk tea blend into a cup of fragrant "鸳鸯" - that is the only Hong Kong The special drink is the vitality that can only be depressed in the context of Hong Kong. Come back to Hong Kong, try to leave the bustling business district, say cheap Bye, a cheap hostel with tourists, walk into the market, bow down the clothes rail between the lanes, come to Wontonmeen, taste a bowl of delicious food The most grounded "wanon noodles" (ah, not a noodle shop). Wontonmeen 135 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong T: +852-6904-0918 All images courtesy of Wontonmeen....