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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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  • It was formerly called Zhongdian. The old town is very nice although in 2014 it suffered a large fire, but reconstruction is underway with respect to respecting the previous constructions. It is not yet as crowded tourism, although they are focusing only this, I hope not to do as in Lijiang. Its population is quite friendly, something which surprised me pleasantly. Strolling through the streets with houses on two floors and wood, its stupas and the Guishan Park makes this very special city. I visited it in the month November and at that time it is quite cold.
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  • English version below Reconstruido luego de un incendio hace unos años, hoy (enero 2017) está prácticamente completo. El trabajo de reconstrucción, talla de la madera, etc. es fantástico. Existen aún ...  more »
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