Shaxi Old Theatre Inn - Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, 671302, China
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Shaxi Old Town restaurant with simple fare

Dine with locals next to a flowing stream

  • Jia Jia Shaxi restaurant Yunnan China

Toward the bottom of the Shaxi Old Town Street as you follow the stream down, you will find an unassuming local restaurant with no English signage. Look for the wooden plackard on the tree which reads "Jia Jia Food & Beverage" carved in Chinese characters. There are only 4 tables normally available as the owners and their family also camp here during the day. The foods are fresh (as typical for Shaxi kitchens you just point at what you want in the cooler). If you dont know how you want something cooked, just let the chef make it for you with her best recipie. 

These are kind local people who charge a very fair price and it's not unusual to see other local customers having lunch here, not only tourists. Sit at one of the sidewalk tables next to the stream and enjoy watching life go by in the Old Town.

FIND IT: Just outside Sideng Square to the North as you walk on to the main street in Shaxi Old Town.

Shaxi Old Theatre Inn
Duan Jia Deng Village, Shaxi Town
Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, 671302, China
Call: +86 872 4722 296

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Welcome to Shaxi Yunnan China - a cultural treasure of the ancient Tea Horse Road

Located halfway from Lijiang to Dali, Shaxi Yunnan is home to a beautifully preserved traditional way of life that offers a glimpse into a forgotten era. Shaxi has been protected from mass tourism due to its relative distance from popular destinations in Yunnan. But a new highway has made the driving distance from Dali to Shaxi or Lijiang just 90 minutes. The local government, keen to protect Shaxi's unique cultural heritage, is working with a conservation team that aims to create a sustainable travel strategy for the valley, encouraging activities that provide ownership opportunities for local families. Go now!