Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Yunnan  /  Dali  /  Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town

Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Dali

4.8
#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Dali
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 .
Create an itinerary including Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town
map
Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
245 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This place is a must see Nice restaurated buildings and friendly people. Its not to big and can be done in one day  more »
  • We had a bit of trouble to reach Shaxi as they were tarmacking the road which was closed. Luckily our guide was full of initiative and with a bit of trouble we were able to get to this lovely old town...  more »
  • I just spent a nice 2 days in Shaxi after stumbling across it online. My hostel owner in Dali told me there is a twice daily shuttle bus run by a hotel in Dali (which also has one in Shaxi) that non-g...  more »
Places to stay near Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town

Plan your trip to Dali

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town by other users

24 days in Asia BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Dali BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Yunnan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Guangxi & Yunnan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 57 days in China BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Beijing & Yunnan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Palau & Yunnan BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in China BY A USER FROM GREECE January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans