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One of China’s Top Hotels with Exceptional Service

Written on May 20, 2014 at 442 pm, by

Tripadvisor informed us last week that we were once again chosen as one of China’s Top Hotels with Exceptional Service (number 11 out of 105,000 hotels).   We are humbled to be included alongside such important industry leaders.   We are most proud of our local staff, many of whom still work as farmers during their time away from the Centre.Continue Reading

Testing to trace heritage of Bai ethnic people

Written on May 19, 2014 at 649 pm, by

Linden Centre and Shanghai American School host leadingChinese DNA Scholar- Testing to trace heritage of Bai ethnic people Shanghai American School teachers, Craig Taefel and Mai Haisam, and Fudan University’s Professor Yan recently completed the first round of testing to help trace the origins of our local villagers. This project, which is being supported inContinue Reading

Free Baby-sitting and Wine-tasting Daily!

Written on May 19, 2014 at 1232 pm, by

To further enhance our award-winning services, we are now offering free baby-sitting and wine-tasting (from 5:00-7:00 pm). The baby-sitting can include Chinese and calligraphy lessons, story-telling, games and puzzles, and other fun activities. During this time, parents can participate in our illuminative Linden Centre tour followed by a tasting of local Yunnan wines on ourContinue Reading

Spring already blooming in Xizhou

Written on January 2, 2014 at 1104 am, by

Escape the gloom and cold of winter at a special rate. Throughout February and March, stay three nights and get the fourth free. Yunnan’s warmth and sunshine come free of charge! Offered on a space available basis.

Spring Special Packages

Written on December 2, 2013 at 1253 pm, by

Join us for Chinese New Year 2014 for an excellent opportunity to catch the year’s biggest holiday in one of the most diverse and festive areas of China. We are offering three, four and five night packages, all at special rates, including meals, accommodation and a wide variety of activities.

Special 2013 Christmas Package

Written on November 7, 2013 at 1008 am, by

Save money and experience a unique side of China with our 2013 three-night Christmas package. Take part in local “fake snow” fights, cooking classes, music performances, free food and drinks and more. This package is only valid for stays from Dec 24-31, and is subject to room availability.

Linden Family Feature Documentary

Written on November 2, 2013 at 603 pm, by

Watch a documentary on the Linden Family! Part One airs on Nov. 3 at 18:00, repeated at 23:30, on Tianjin Satellite TV. Stay tuned for more.

Lindens Returning to Yunnan

Written on September 27, 2013 at 944 am, by

Brian, Jeanee, the boys and have spent the last month on site visits throughout the Balkans and Turkey. They have been researching existing “Old Cities” in order to refine our model for China. Their favorite sites so far have been the Macedonian village of Orhid and the Greek Island of Rhodes. They are currently traveling the Silk Road back to their Yunnan home, and will start the restoration project of another national relic in the Dali area. They hope to see you all in Xizhou again soon!

Lindens on the Move

Written on September 16, 2013 at 606 am, by

Brian, Jeanee, the Linden family and have spent the last month visiting the Balkans and Turkey, researching “Old Cities” to refine our model for China. Their favorite sites so far have been the Macedonian village of Orhid and the Greek Island of Rhodes. They will travel the Silk Road back to their Yunnan home and start the restoration project of another national relic in the Dali area. The boys and Jeanee have impressed us with their steadfast curiosity and energy. We have been told that they will write from Ephesus in central Turkey, still a long way from home! They hope to see you all in Xizhou again soon!

Linden Centre Featured in NY Times

Written on August 18, 2013 at 815 am, by

The Linden Centre has again been recognized by the international media for our efforts in Dali and the region. Click here to read the full story