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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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  • Love this little town, been twice in a week. Passed through last week with customers and ended up staying for 2 days. Really lovely quaint town. Loved it so much i took my family back and the kids lov...  more »
  • Having been driven some way into the hills and then down into the valley where this town was situated, we were taken to an enclosed courtyard restaurant for lunch. We then walked to the main town squa...  more »
  • We went there for a couple of hours. We stayed for lunch and for a walk down the street. Nice view. Some shops. Good photo shooting.