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




Shaxi Yunnan






The perfect setting for your microcampus

  • View of Shaxi Valley from Pear Blossom Organic - Shaxi Yunnan China

The Pear Orchard Temple is a recently restored Ming Dynasty temple in the heart of Shaxi Yunnan China. In addition to operating as a place of worship and community center for the elders of Diantou Village, it also features separate classrooms for study and activities. The temple is 10 minutes by bike to family homestay housing in Xia Ke Village, and other housing options are available with local families. Historic Shaxi Old Town, one of the last intact market towns on the Tea Horse Road in the green foothills of the Himalayas, is just 15 minutes by bike. The temple microcampus features:

  • Three classrooms for 12-15 students in a quiet courtyard overlooking the valley
  • Meditation and reading rooms
  • Broadband WiFi
  • Activity room for up to 20 students
  • Vegetarian kitchen and restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining
  • Public restrooms
  • Radiant heating in Winter

For more information about the recent restoration process on the temple, please visit our blog here.

To learn more about the microcampus opportunity and short-term experiential learning programs in Shaxi, please contact Chris Barclay

  • temple ladies april 2013 (Large)

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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!