Shaxi Old Theatre Inn - Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, 671302, China




Shaxi Yunnan






International school programs in Shaxi China

Learning and contributing in Shaxi Yunnan China

  • Students helping farmers in fields

Our student programs are designed around participating in local Bai culture and growing student's appreciation for traditional Chinese values and lifestyles. Students can live with homestay families who have been chosen and trained by The Ginkgo Society in hosting student groups. School leaders can be confident that these experiences with the local Bai people of Shaxi will provide memories and learnings that will last a lifetime.

Activities include:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Learning about the impact of tourism
  • Experiencing a day in local people's life
  • Helping in a water-powered rice flour mill
  • Learning about sustainable agriculture
  • Paricipating in preparing fields for planting and harvest
  • Traditional wood working
  • Teaching in the local school
  • Cleaning the local folk temple
  • Feeding the family cow, Shaxi China

We have partnered with ZenQuest, the leader in experiential education for international students in Greater China. You can find out more about their excellent curriculum on their website or contact them by email here.

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


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!