Shaxi Old Theatre Inn
Duan Jia Deng Village, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, Chinahttp://www.shaxichina.com+86 872 4722 296
http://www.shaxichina.com/about/lijiang-tours.htmLijiang is just 2 hours from Shaxi Old Theatre Inn and a popular tourist town that offers a range of options for travelers. Originally a Naxi market town, the Old Town of Lijiang has expanded rapidly in recent years as more Chinese tourists pour in.
Dali Old Town
http://www.shaxichina.com/about/dali-tours.htmDali is a mainly Bai minority ancient town located on the shores of Er Hai lake. It's relatively cool year-round temperatres, tasty local dishes and breathtaking scenery make it a favorite of Chinese and international travelers. Dali has a boisterous Old Town and market, as well as the more modern adjacent city of Xia Guan. Dali is just two hours south of Shaxi Old Theatre Inn.
http://www.shaxichina.com/about/jianchuan-town.htmThis is the county seat of Shaxi Valley and is located 30km North of Shaxi Old Theatre Inn. There's not really much to see or do in Jianchuan. There is an "Old Street" which features everyday local shops, and some very ordinary scenery and food. Jianhai Lake is pretty, but pales in comparison to Lijiang's Lashihai, or Shuanglang and Dali's views of Erhai Lake. Best to skip Jianchuan and find more interesting destinations.
Bai Long Tan Spring
3km South of Shaxi off Old Dali Roadhttp://www.shaxichina.com/explore/bai-long-tan.htmBai Long Tan (Bai Longtan) is a pristine cold spring that supplies water for a portion of the Shaxi Valley. There is an old temple here and a beautiful place for a picnic.
Pear Orchard Temple
Diantou Villagehttp://www.shaxichina.com/pray/shaxi-pear-orchard-temple.htm+86 872 4722 296The Pear Orchard Temple (Ci Yin An or Temple of Feminine Compassion) is the largest and most important folk temple in Shaxi Yunnan. It features several shrines that pay homage to various gods in the Buddhist, Confucian and Daoist pantheons. In 2011, American Chris Barclay, who also designed and operates the Old Theatre Inn, committed RMB 400,000 to rebuild the temple in gratitude for his wife becoming pregnant after praying at the Songzi Guan Yin (Fertility Goddess of Mercy) altar. The Temple features a visitor's centre, cooking school, vegetarian restaurant and meditation center.
Shaxi Old Town
Shaxi Gu Zhen, Jianchun Shaxihttp://www.shaxichina.com/explore/shaxi-friday-market.htm+86 872 4722 296Shaxi old town is a warren of alleys and traditionally constructed rammed earth and stone courtyards where many of the local people still live. At the center of Shaxi old town is Sideng Square and Xingjiao Temple and Theatre Temple, all beautifully rebuilt by the Swiss government from 2006-2008. THe ancient tradition of the Shaxi Friday Market continues each week from 10am-2pm and is a wonderful way to experience the feeling of the old tea horse caravan market town.
http://www.shaxichina.com/explore/shaxi-shibaoshan.htm+86 872 4722 296The ancient caves and temples of Shi baoshan (Shibaoshan) are beautifully preserved and accessible examples of the history of early Buddhism that influenced the Nanzhao Kingdom culture in Yunnan.
Shadengqing Rock Climbing
http://www.shaxichina.com/explore/rock-climbing.htm+86 872 4722 296There is excellent nearby rock climbing on the way to Shi baoshan in the village of Shadengqing. The rocks are mostly sandstone and there are some bolted routes. For more information on Shaxi climbing or hiking, please contact Sam at +86 872 4722 296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Li Family Courtyard, Xiake Villagehttp://www.shaxichina.com/learn/the-li-family-homestay.htm+86 872 4722 296This is the homestay for international students in Xia Ke Village. It is open to school groups year round and we provide experiential learning activities in Shaxi for students groups.