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Dali or Lijiang to Shaxi is now just 90 minutes

  • Dali to Lijiang expressway - Old Theatre Inn Shaxi Yunnan China

A new four-lane Yunnan expressway from Lijiang to Shaxi and Dali opened in 2014. Now it takes just two hours to travel from Lijiang to Dali, and only 90 minutes from Lijiang to Shaxi, or Dali to Shaxi, cutting previous travel time in half. 
The expressway is 259 kilometers longand connects Erhai Lake Ring Road and the current National Road 214 at Jianchuan, with an easy exit into Shaxi Valley via Taoyuan and Diantou Village. 
For those traveling from Lijiang to Shaxi in 2016, traveling by car is easier than ever before. We recommend booking popular hotels such as Old Theatre Inn and Shaxi Cultural Center in advance to guarantee rooms as the number of visitors from Lijiang to Shaxi is increasing quickly in 2016.

  • Lijiang to Shaxi - Dali to Shaxi Old Theatre Inn -Shaxi Yunnan China
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!