Activities

Activities

Cuisine

Dumpling Class

Content
From the making of dumplings to the cooking, experience and taste local dumplings; Guests can choose vegetarian dumplings and meat dumplings
Duration
1.5h
Remarks
Suitable for 2 or more customers, please make a reservation at least one day in advance

Xizhou Baba

Content
Work with local Bai chefs to create a famous local specialty snack in Xizhou, known as Chinese pizza, with two flavors: sweet and salty
Duration
1h
Remarks
Suitable for 2 or more customers, please make a reservation at least one day in advance

Cooking Class

Content
Learn the cutting of various types of ingredients, learn to cook local dishes in our professional cooking classroom, and finally taste their own delicious works
Duration
3-4h
Remarks
Suitable for individual customers (maximum 8 persons), please make a reservation at least one day in advance
Culture

Mahjong Class

Content
Learn Mahjong
Duration
2h
Remarks
Suitable for individual customers

Three Course Tea Ceremony

Content
Experience, enjoy and taste the Bai people's three course tea
Duration
1-1.5h
Remarks
The number of people participating will depend on whether it is an observation (6 or more people) vs. a hands-on activity.

The Linden Centre Tour

Content
A detailed introduction to the history of the Linden Centre courtyard, architectural features, display of antiques and original owner's stories
Duration
1h
Remarks
Every day there is a free tour starting at 17:00. Charges will apply for other time periods and non-in-residence guests

Dong Jing Ancient Music/Bai Dance

Content
Feel the joy of traditional Bai dancing and be moved by the music from the times when emperors ruled Dali.
Duration
2h
Remarks
This event is suitable for a group, the performers are a team of around 20 people.

Calligraphy Class

Conten
Learn Chinese calligraphy
Duration
1-1.5h
Remarks
Suitable for individual customers (best for beginners)
Handicraft

Tie Dye

Content
Make your own tie-dye cloth(es) learning the technique of pattern selection, stitching and working with plant-based dyes in a Bai family workshop.
Duration
2-3h
Remarks
Suitable for individual customers

Traditional Jiama Wood Block Printing

Content
Jiama, is an ancient and mysterious folk culture, used for blessing and sacrifice activities of wood block printing. Guests can learn depiction, or just ink coloring and rubbing
Duration
2-3h
Remarks
Suitable for individual customers, please make a reservation at least one day in advance
Outdoor

Huadianba Hiking

Content
Hiking in a beautiful prairie in deep Changshan, and have the opportunity to taste the delicious fungus soup and roast whole sheep
Duration
1 day
Remarks
Suitable for individual customers. Please make a reservation one day in advance
Notes
Activities are restricted by weather condition

Cangshan Tour (cable)

Content
Take the Gantong Cable to Yudai Road, hike and enjoy views of Erhai and Dali valley
Duration
5h
Remarks
Please make a reservation one day in advance

Wuwei Temple on Foot Tour

Content
Visit the Royal Temple of Dali-- Wuwei Temple and experience seasonal tea making in the nearby tea garden
Duration
3-4h
Remarks
Suitable for 6 or less customers. Cost includes guided tour and transportation-site is about 10km from Xizhou. Please make a reservation one day in advance . Notes: Subject to weather restrictions, tea making is a seasonal activity

Xizhou Ancient House Tour

Content
Visit the old houses of the rich merchants in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China and learn the stories of each family
Duration
2-3h
Remarks
Suitable for 6 or more customers, please make a reservation one day in advance (Mandarin Only)

Morning Market

Content
Feel the local morning market culture, and learn about the history and architecture of Xizhou
Duration
1.5h-2h
Remarks
Every day there is a free tour starting at 9:30. Charges will apply for other time periods and non-in-residence guests