My wife and I spent two nights beginning of September 2010 here, while on honeymoon in China. This is definitely #1 on our list of places we had enjoyed. This is one of the few Gems still left in China. It is rustic, cozy and peaceful.
Mr Wu, an English teacher and his wife do the utmost to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Mr Wu, loves his calligraphy and can spend some enjoyable time guiding you into this magical world. Ask of him to play you something from his classical Chinese music collection, the Gu Qin is great, and you'll truely find peace of mind! He can guide you to see the fantastic Buddhist grottoes in the valley and take you into Shaxi for the enjoyable Friday Market. His wife prepares a mouth watering breakfast and dinner which change daily.
The Dragonfly is situated in the villages ~200 year old temple and has 5 double-bed rooms. The village itself is situated 3km from Shaxi Town in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains and hills on both sides. The valley has a river that runs through its middle and a staggering amount of rice paddies.
The Dragonfly is picturesque, a lovely place to spend a couple of days relaxing or treking and taking in what's left of rural China.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old Theatre Inn is a registered historic landmark and features one of the best examples of theatre temple architecture in Yunnan. Dating from 1780, the theatre temple once was a village school which was converted into five boutique guestrooms. At Old Theatre you will find friendly local village staff, great homemade meals, trails into the mountains, a cozy library and unsurpassed views of the Shaxi valley from our terrace. Come see why Old Theatre Inn is consistently ranked one of the best small hotels in China. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Theatre Inn China/Yunnan - Jianchuan County