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Why we like it
- Luxurious courtyard home in the beautiful village of Xizhou at the foothills of the Himalayas.
- Situated in Yunnan, the most diverse of all China's provinces.
- A nationally protected heritage site restored to its former elegance.
- Rooms and suites boast authentic Chinese decors renovated to modern Western standards.
- Features 2 restaurants serving only the freshest local food.
- Extensive array activities, tours and things to do.
Head out of the gates to explore the surrounding quaint village; walk among the farm fields, stroll down to the lake or enjoy a traditional horse and cart ride through the village streets.
Annie was brilliant and patient - she listened to what we wanted and was efficient with bringing the proposal together. She also gave us good advice on booking flights - it felt as she was more interested in us enjoying the holiday rather than trying to sell us something we might not want to bring the price up.
- KJ Nottingham
This traditional family residence has a maximum occupancy of just 28 people, creating a peaceful haven designed under the principles of Feng Shui by the home's original owners. Accommodation comes as King Rooms, Twin Rooms and Family Suites displaying a classic Chinese style equipped with essential modern amenities.
A stay at the Linden Centre is an immersion in the local culture, not always experienced in other regions of China. Take part in a dumpling cooking class, explore the tea culture on a plantation tour, witness the wonder that is trained Comorant fishing or visit Dali Valley's largest natural Bai minority village to get hands on in a Zhoucheng artisanal tie-dye workshop.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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