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Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Dali

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Historic Site
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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  • Its nice spot for walking and seeing some good old China. its become more business spot rather then some old city, shops every where......  more »
  • It is so rare to find preserved places that we were really under Shaxi's spell. We liked Dali and Lijiang old towns, but Shaxi is something else. It is small and charming, and the many guest houses an...  more »
  • First we visited Dali, then Shaxi and finally Lijiang. I would bypass both Dali and Lijiang to spend more time chilling out in Shaxi. The other two have too many visitors looking for restaurants and b...  more »