The Linden Centre
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... graham at the bus station. Dees flight was late ( seems par for the course in china) so dee and i had a rush to the bus which graham was holding for us. We got the bus. So arrived in dali new town after four hours of relativly easy bus riding. The taxi drivers mobbed us again the second we got off the bus. I do not know who the idiot tourist is that just takes the first taxi driver that harrases them but i wish they would stop. It is very annoying. The ...
... along water drenched steps. So dodgy the drop if you fell was sheer at seemed virtually bottomless. One plus you take from it was that if you did fall you would know very little about it. The temple was entirely carved out of the rock-face and was impressive almost entirely for its location, whoever built it must have had nerves of steel or a death-wish (Most likely both). It took a certain amount of maning up just to make the climb to ...
... with what looks like fresh cement. Numerous houses in town, known for their quaint, classic architecture, also look recently painted. All of this jives with what we've been told: Shaxi is being readied for a tourist boom! So many of China's workers, choking in polluted cities, long for a vacation in the countryside, the logic goes. Shaxi will be a prized destination. (I know we loved ...
... especially the hostel – one of the best we have stayed in and also one of the cheapest) and its a good place to hang out.
Today we set off to explore the area around Dali with our rented bikes. First stop were the 3 Padogas two kilometers outside the town. We then biked along the big lake, through a lot of small villages (like the Beijing Hutongs but much better) until we got to Shaping market 30 kilometers ...
... br> first hostel we called and they came to pick us up. It was a little
out of town but had a great garden with proper Chinese lily pond plus
a pool table and pingpong table, needless to say they could have just
said “pool table” and we'd have been there.
After destroying my
travelling companion on the pingpong table (something that would
become a recurring theme) we headed into the old town. I'm really not
sure how to describe it, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Linden Centre Dali
The Linden Centre is a beautiful hotel with a sense of history and every modern convenience. The rooms are stylishly furnished with comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. There a nice touches and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone speaks English and it is possible to arrange tours and activities on site. The bar serves excellent cocktails and has a selection of wine. The food is fresh and tasty. There is a choice between western and Chinese breakfast. I only sampled the western breakfast and enjoyed good coffee, eggs, juice and toast.
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