Stay at Linden Centre
Set in the fields of rural Yunnan, the Linden Centre offers a unique hotel experience. The staff lay on activities such as cookery and calligraphy classes, and other experiences of Chinese culture.
Linden Centre, ChinaOur rating: Medium
Located in the small village of Xizhou, around a fifteen minute drive from Dali, The Linden Centre offers the chance to get a taste of village life in China whilst being within easy reach of the sights of Dali and the surrounding area.
Set over four 150 year old Bai-minority courtyards are fourteen cosy renovated rooms offering Western standards of comfort. The centre also has a programme of activities (subject to availability) such as Chinese calligraphy, local cooking, and Chinese arts.
Alternatively simply step out and wonder round the traditional village of Xizhou to see a colourful side of China away from the main tourist magnets.