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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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  • Shaxi is a midway point between Dali & Lijiang. If you're driving yourself, it'll add only an extra half hour to your drive, but it's worth staying for at least half a day. This old town is a more tra...  more »
  • This tiny old town is one of my favorite old towns in Yunnan. Its authentic, quiet and very beautiful. Highly recommended for people who wish to flee the crowds. 
  • Probably the best place I visited in Yunnan. It's getting very hard to find the genuinely old in modern China. Much has been demolished and, at best, rebuilt in Disneyfied fashion. The village of Shax...  more »