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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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  • On my trip through the region of Yunnan, Shaxi has been one of the people that I most liked. Arriving at the Plaza Sideng I believed that it was in China at the time of the emperors. Shaxi is reasonably quiet for now and has not lost all its essence. The old town is small but is for walking with tranquillity and admire all its corners. I would here again without hesitation.
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  • The old town of Shaxi is not great, it has quickly made the turn but it deserves to be seen. A peaceful atmosphere emerges and she has very beautiful old buildings. There are also a few nice restaurants serving Western food if you tired of Chinese cuisine
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  • 在古城租了车开去那里 感觉还是很自在的地方 懒洋洋的 夕阳西下 天黑前还骑了马 有家当地人的私房菜很好吃的 土豆饼什么的  more »