TianZi health food restaurant:
Health Food Restaurant and food store, Chiang Mai, Thailand
the TianZi Dai house, Xishuangbanna
the TianZi Dai village, Xishuangbanna
the TianZi Naxi Houses, Lijiang
the TianZi Tao Temple, Yangtze Valley
Rice terraces of Yuan Yang
Shangrila: lake Bita Hai
Shangri-La: land use systems
Shangri-La: sinter terraces
tropical Bed & Breakfast at the heart of Xishuangbanna
TianZi Temple of Tao
Traveling from Lijiang to Shangri-La requires crossing
of the Upper Yangtze river. Along the Yangtze's benches undisturbed
Naxi villages are nestled in gorgeous landscapes. The farmers of this
area cultivate an extraordinary variety of crops, and they do not use
agro-chemicals. Agro-biodiversity is at its maximum and a rich source
for scientific studies.
In the middle of one Naxi village, a Taoist Temple, built in 1899, has
survived the cultural revolution. We have been given the right to use
the Tao Temple by the local people in return for bringing new sources
of income from traditional crops to the communities along the river.
This Temple of Tao is now available for accommodation. It is built around
a court yard where one of the buildings serves as a guest house. It
has 2 bed rooms, a pagoda, a prayer house, a kitchen house, and a traditional
The Yangtze river; the location of the Tao Temple is
down near the river.
A closer look at the Yangtze from near the Tao Temple.
View from the Temple's Pagoda on the 6000 meter high snow mountain (in
the left, slightly covered by clouds).
The court yard of the Tao Temple seen from the Pagoda. The building
in the centre is the house for prayers. Left side is the guest house
and right side the kitchen and eating house.
Naxi women dancing in the Temple's court yard. The building in the centre
is the Temple's Pagoda.
Old stone "lion" watching over the Temple's Pagoda.
The Tao Temple's garden
For booking please send us an e-mail
to inquire availability.
| e-mail us | ask
Biodiversity protection, sustainable
crop production, and fair trade
in China and Asia's Mekong Region
tropical rain forest flowers, exotic
rare plants and herbs, products for gardening, horticulture, landscaping, health,
hobby, and on wholesale
in our store and contribute to biodiversity protection and fair trade
list | Exotic
plants shop | Tropical crops |
Books | Puer
tea | Health & aroma | Herbal
medicine | Heat treatment
| contract grow with us | become
a partner | wholesale
design : water
amphibia : reptilia
: panda : takin
ecotourism : Xishuangbanna
: Shangrila : Yunnan
books : Buddhist
flowers : consulting :
science of ecology : medicine
bananas : ginger
: herbs : orchids
: trees : succulents
: lianas :
Gabrielle's traditional motive Chinese
jewelry : Wu Jialin's black and
rain forests : river
banks of the Mekong : pools : sacred
forests : sinter
terraces : chili growing
AIDS/HIV : asthma
: acne :
herpes : hepatitis
: cancer : diabetes
: health tea : malaria
: Puer tea : orchid
is the Thai internet portal for biodiversity products designed to protect endangered
species in cooperation with local ethnic communities
a project of the
BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
© 2000 - today
Traveling in Yunnan is for experienced lovers of ethnic
culture with a genuine interested in nature. From the tropical South to
the high alpine North: no other Chinese province offers more cultural
and ecological diversity. Biodiversity is rich in endemic species and
so are the farmers' fields: full of agriculturally rare species and crop
travelers with cultural experience and who prefer tranquility we offer:
TianZi Old Homes you rent an entire ethnic house. No next room
neighbors disturbing you, no tourists annoying you.
home will be in the middle of a cultural setting but smartly hidden from
the noise of "development".
may choose to live in your house alone or with your friends. You may cook
for yourself or visit local restaurants.
TianZi Old Homes have a garden typical for local culture and teaming with
also guarantee that there will be no TV set in your house because we want
you to enjoy time with your friends or a good book.
most old homes are mainly constructed of wood, smoking in the rooms is
TianZi we are working on providing a health food restaurant in all places
where we establish the TianZi Housing scheme.
booking please send us an e-mail to
your life style journey here: