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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. Put Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dali online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We must of course be Friday, for the market. But it is a very interesting village even outside on Friday. You have to walk in the villages nearby - friendly encounters with the locals and pretty views of the area.
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  • One of the tea-horse trails, the residents are friendly and Kuami, but the traffic is inconvenient, but it is worth a few days to visit Dali.
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  • A wonderful resort where you can still feel the atmosphere of ancient China. Formerly Caravanserai on the way you and the horses received the caravans of merchants, now welcomes crowds of tourists, especially local, thronging the streets of this jewel set in Yunnan. Beautiful square with the temple and theatre. Do not miss the Friday market in which to exhibit their goods small merchants of different ethnic groups from around the city.
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