Shaxi Old Theatre Inn - Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, 671302, China
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A chill Shaxi bar in Sideng Square

People watch or find a secluded hideaway

  • Shaxi Old Street Bar - Sideng Square - recommended by Shaxi Old Theatre Inn

Owned by the laid back Ms. Ji Ying from China's Northeast, Old Street is one of the first Shaxi bars in old town and a great place to hang out. Watch life go by in Sideng Square from one of the large picnic tables out front or find a quiet table inside. The beer is always ice cold here and she makes her own fruit wines here. There are simple snacks but no full menu at Old Street. This funky Shaxi bar also has a secluded place upstairs with seating for 4 at a fur covered tatami. Take off your shoes and sit Japanese style.

NOTE: This room is generally not open to the general public, so tell Ji Ying that Chris 柏昆) the American guy - referred you and see if she'll open it up for you.

FIND IT: 2 shops down from the Xingjiao Temple in Sideng Square.

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!