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




Shaxi Yunnan






Immersion in Shaxi village life

  • L1020957
  • Mr. Li, Shaxi China

The Shanghai American School 8th grade class spend 4 days in Shaxi, engaged in activities designed to teach them about sustainable agriculture, cultural tourism and Bai people's traditions. Their days included:

  • Helping Mr. Li (whose home the kids lived in) turn the soil in his fields
  • Weeding the family vegetable plots to feed to the cows (and getting fresh milk from them every morning)
  • Riding bikes through the countryside
  • Interviewing local people about their thoughts on tourism
  • Helping prepare the family dinner
  • Teachin children at a local school
  • Touring the ancient temples in Sideng and Shibaoshan

Working and learning in the countryside

  • Shanghai American School 8th grade, Shaxi China
  • L1020950 (Large)
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!