Crosswaters Ecolodge, China
Built in 2007, Crosswaters Ecolodge is the first master-planned ecoresort in China. It is situated in the Nankunshan Nature Reserve in Central Guangdong Province in South China, a place that is home to more than two thousand species of plants and animals but is in the same region as some of the world's most densely populated urban centers (Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou).
Crosswaters is designed according to feng shui and is largely constructed out of bamboo, showing off the beauty and versatility of the region's renewable resource. Local earth, clay, marble and stone are also used, as well as locally reclaimed materials. The gorgeous riverfront villas mix local traditions and Western comforts, and food is locally sourced.