About: The Linden Centre
The Linden Centre is an American-owned, award-winning Dali 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.
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Man Eats Head —for Stirling Adam When a donation Stirling slipped into the locked metal box before Guanyin’s garishly painted statue started up the trumpet player’s keening, we were instructed in how to bow and do reverance to gods we did not understand. And though the heavens did not open, Bai hospitality did, and we were escorted to theContinue Reading
Written on July 24, 2014 at 430 am
Wedding Crashers —for Kif Augustine, written at the Linden Center At the Bai family wedding puffed kernals of rice floated to the top of the glass of rice wine we were handed, bobbed against our lips when we drank. The groom’s retinue of pink-balloon-festooned cars weaved through the cobbled streets prepared to answer absurd questions:Continue Reading
Written on July 24, 2014 at 1214 am
Experience Yunnan’s Brightest Nights: The Torch Festival is Coming! …….. The Linden Centre invites you to be a part of one of Yunnan’s most colorful festivals. On July 20-22, our neighbors- the ethnic Bai and Yi- wrap long poles withContinue Reading
Written on June 29, 2014 at 832 pm
The Linden Centre is celebrating its Sixth Anniversary! To help express our gratitude to all of you who have helped make these first five years so successful, we are offering a summer special: Stay two nights at our regular rate and enjoy a third night at 66RMB. During your stay, we will take you to ourContinue Reading
Written on May 20, 2014 at 700 pm
Linden Centre’s Education Annex Says Farewell to Sidwell Friends Group After a semester of study on our Xizhou Education Annex, the first group of Sidwell students left Yunnan this past weekend. Their innovative, annual program, one of the first of its kind in rural China, gave high school juniors and seniors a chance to completeContinue Reading
Written on May 20, 2014 at 650 pm
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