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




Shaxi Yunnan






Shaxi Laomadian lodge

A traditional styled courtyard hostel in Shaxi old town

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Shaxi Laomadian lodge (literally 'Old horse Inn) is owned by a Taiwanese investor, A Fang, who has also restored impressive properties in Lijiang and Shangri La. Rooms here remain as authentic as possible (albeit with modern bathrooms) to the original caravanserai that also now doubles as a restaurant, with quality food being served to discerning tourists. The nine rooms and at least four wells that are located in the one hundred and fifty year old complex of two extended courtyards, give a fascinating insight into the accommodation that would have been used by the caravan leaders of days gone past. Even the original cabinets that the horsemen slept atop to protect there personal belongings, can still be seen here.

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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!