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Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Dali
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Cobblestone alleyways and traditional caravanserais form the trademark of Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, an important stopover on the ancient Tea Horse Road. The well-preserved urban core of this old trading settlement will transport you back in time, helping you will feel a blend of ancient trade and Buddhism. Walk across the precariously arched, 6 m (20 ft) tall brick and stone footbridge over the Yujin River, and admire its stone-carved turtle head. Climb the 700-year-old Chinese theater stage and expore Square Street, the heart and soul of the town. You can also visit Xingjiao temple, which has three separate sections for Buddhist, Taoist, and Muslim visitors. Use our Dali trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town and other attractions in Dali.
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  • Absolutely charming. One of the best places we saw in Yunnan. Very protected, not invaded by tourist. Beautiful old square in the middle of the village with mountains at the back. We loved it ! 
  • Super market, homes are so beautiful and we're out of the hordes of tourists, authentic Devil
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  • This is a great old town. In a world of Chinese tour groups, it is also pleasantly lacking in them, which makes the experience for travellers much more authentic. You can haggle the prices down fairly...  more »