The property is safe, quiet and secluded but close to town.
Shanna Wu, the founder of Blue Papaya, teaches Tai Ji, Massage, and Chinese Culture; runs a multi-cultural Summer Camp, hosts guests lecturers, artists in residence, and arranges events for artists, governments, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies.
The property includes, gardens, courtyards and terraces, and is surrounded by forest. It sits on the side of Elephant Mountain overlooking Lijiang Old Town and the Wan Gu Lou Pagoda. The property backs to the forest where trails lead to Black Dragon Park and the top of Elephant Hill.