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. With our international travel planner, Shangri-La County attractions like Dukezong Ancient Town can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A large temple is at the entry of this area of Shangri-La. There is a square near the parking area. A lot of shops are in this area, that sell a variety of items. I visited the Thacka Art Institute an...  more »
  • This is a very quaint Castle. A large fire broke out in 2014, I learned from going to the site. There was no information not on the Globe-Trotter. For ethnic minorities is currently under reconstruction, but walking through the streets dressed in Tibetan people (know just because I'm wearing a hat) and costume shops, grocery and retail outlets, cafes, nabeya bi-tech, etc filled and fun.
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  • different from delicacy in other yunnan resorts, Shangri-La's tibetan architecture is magnificent and using lots of colors like golden, sharp green,sharp red,black, yellow, but all colors are well mix...  more »
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