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Dukezong Ancient Town, Shangri-La County

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Historic Site
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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  • A bit less commercialized than Lijiang Old Town, Dukezong is amazing mostly because of the lack of tourists! Views are pretty similar to Lijiang and Shuhe Old towns, but still a nice walk and experien...  more »
  • I went on a private tour of Shangri-La ancient town, also known as Dukezong ancient town. Dukezong ancient town was perfectly well rebuilt after the fire damage that took place in 2014. My favorite sp...  more »
  • I must say I was expecting something more than just another souvenir shop area. It is nice and has lots of charm but is too touristic and artificial . Looks better than other places like that in China...  more »