We stayed for 6 days in April/May & loved it, had the mountain view room. Watched sunrise & sunset over Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Magic.The gardens are homely & lovely, especially with the streams that help preserve the timber chalet, a delight in spring.
We ate cheap simple breakfast & dinners prepared Linda the English speaking manager, so much easier than going to Shuhe at night. Her father an artist lives on site and his outdoor studio is a delight. ( No sales promotion) This old man must have experience the whole tumult of change from early last century.
This area is being rapidly developed as is the Shuhe old town and soon will be surrounded by modern apartments. Linda organised tours to Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with Impressions show& Lijiang with English speaking guide. Our guide was Gama a young Tibetan woman who was most generous with her time & sharing her culture. We could not have managed these wonderful experiences without Linda & Gama. Thank you!!
Tips: take as much Chinese cash as you can, only one reliable Bank of China ATM in area, no cards accepted in Shuhe & most of area. No western medicines, take what you need. Also climate is very dry, skin began to crack & develop eczema, take moisturiser. Also due to rapid development local maps not up to date.More
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