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Dukezong Ancient Town, Shangri-La County

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In January 2014, a fire destroyed most of Dukezong Ancient Town, a Tibetan town over 1,300 years old. Even though most of the old buildings and precious relics and artifacts are gone, you can still see a peaceful "old" town of two-story wooden buildings: houses, cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops with cobbled lanes between them. Don't miss the chance to try delicious Tibetan food, including specialties like yak cheese and hot pot. The rebuilt town has an authentic look, but a lot of the old spirit has, naturally, disappeared. To add something authentic to your visit, go to the top of the nearby hill and admire a giant golden prayer wheel--the largest in the world and well worth seeing. Put Dukezong Ancient Town into our Shangri-La County vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you come to old town properties Visitors can walk the measure easily ... See this high temple, but is rarely walk into a real tired like lol. Don't forget the wheel comes together. Very good atmosphere. View at night. In front of the temple there, exercise yourself in the evening like usual.
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  • I don't have much to say about this old town aside go and have a look. Asian style building, shops, restaurant and many other things. Have a look! 
  • I think towering in the center of the old town, you can see from a distance. Is in a whole city to enjoy so many shops and quaint compared to the center of the city and taste a variety of good.
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