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




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  • Theatre Temple, Old Theatre Inn, Shaxi Yunnan China

Shaxi village life with hiking trails & views of the valley

Old Theatre Inn is located in Duan Village, about 3km from the old town. Duan Village is a typical farming community, with an cold stream running through it. Facing the Heihui River and with steep hills behind it, the feng shui of the village is ideal, and Old Theatre Inn sits at the very entrance to the village, perched on a hill overlooking the fields.

There are pleasant walks through Duan Village that guests can take to learn more about daily life in Shaxi, or continue on to the Old Town, approximately 40 minutes on foot through local pathways. Toward the back of the fillage is a folk temple and groves of old growth trees, with trails heading up into the mountains.

There are numerous hiking trails from the Old Theatre Inn that take you in to Yi villages and down the other size of the mountain to Hejiang Village, the Shangri-la of Shaxi Valley. These hiking trails are mainly forested pine with some high meadows around 3,000 meters. There are beautiful views of the Shaxi Valley on these hiking trails and you can find a map of them at the Old Theatre Inn.

Across the valley is the Pear Orchard Temple, with a visitor's center, Shaxi photo exhibition and a vegetarian restaurant that offers the most spectacular views of Shaxi.


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!