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Dukezong Ancient Town, Shangri-La County
(2.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 几年前一把火让我对独克宗古城更有兴趣了,遗憾没有更早点去见它。去的时候还有很多地方在修葺,人不多,很安静,是我喜欢的古城的样子。希望好好保护好 
  • Pretty similar to the ancient town in Lijiang and Dali in that it's commercialized and touristy. Nevertheless, it is different enough to make it worth your while even if you been to the other ancient ...  more »
  • 獨克宗古城因為大火燒了古城大部分的建築,再加上正門口正在進行埋設水管,進出非常不方便,且環境有點髒亂。所以參觀古城時人非常的少,且很多商家也沒有開門做生意。現在很多古城賣的東西都大同小意,沒有太大的特色。只有說風華不在,真有點可惜。