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




Shaxi Yunnan






Shaxi weather and Dali Yunnan seasons

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Cool and sunny year-round in the Himalayan foothills

Weather in Shaxi is very pleasant throughout the year, with cool evenings and warm sunny days. In winter the mercury usually drops close to zero at night, while days are in the low teens (celcius). Summers are warm in the upper 20's and in the mid teens at night. Like Dali weather, Shaxi, has a rainy season that starts in May and goes throughout the Summer, bringing intermittant showers throughout the afternoon, with patches of sun in between. November  begins the dry season, which continues into March, making things a little dusty, with the ever-present breeze that blows up from Dali across the Shaxi Valley.

Due to its altitude, the change between daytime and nighttime temperatures can be quite big and happen very quickly. While Spring may see daytime highs in the 20s, once the sun goes down the temperature may soon drop to below 10 degrees in just a couple of hours. The UV index is usualy quite high due to the dry, thinner air and even in winter, one can get a serious sunburn being our all day with the termperatures in the mid-teens.

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A good rule of thumb for Shaxi weather is to always have a water-proof windbreaker and warm hat handy, as the late afternoon often brings showers and winds that whistle down the valley. By nightfall on even sunny days, expect a 10 degree drop in temperature once the sun sinks behind the Hengduan Mountains mountains. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also a must!

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For more detailed Shaxi weather forecasts and extended seasonal information, please visit this Shaxi weather page.

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!