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Start Your Year of the Snake in Xizhou!

With just over a week to go until the lunar new year is upon us, we’re excited to share a bit of what we have upcoming for welcoming the year of the Snake!


A number of people are quite interested in how families in Xizhou celebrate the new year. Guests joining us at the Centre will have a chance to:

  • Experience the hustle and bustle of the new year’s eve market
  • Spend the afternoon preparing the Centre for the new year by learning to make traditional new year’s crafts and beautifying our courtyard home
  • See what fun new phrases comes out of this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala
  • Dragon dancing around the Centre and in the courtyards
  • Singing and dancing in the village
  • Attending local celebrations
  • Of course, fireworks

Our friends with food on the mind can look forward to:

  • A special new year’s dumpling making class
  • Our new year’s eve buffet (download the menu 2013 CNY Eve Menu)
  • A traditional Bai (vegetarian) new year’s breakfast
  • A second buffet of more special dishes to start the new year right (download the menu  2013 CNY Dinner Menu)
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All of us at the Linden Centre look forward to sharing the new year with you!

About The Linden Centre

The Linden Centre is an American-owned, award-winning boutique hotel offering the intrepid traveler a true immersion into authentic China. Guests reside in an expansive and elegant courtyard home in Xizhou, a pristine village in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The facility is a nationally protected heritage site that has been restored to its former dynastic elegance. In the foothills of the Himalayas, guests enjoy a year-round spring climate and direct access to rich, undisturbed cultures in a true melting pot of the region.