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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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  • Conflagration in 2014, after the now souvenir shops it was still in the midst of reconstruction, at least where in the middle of the construction it is, now is not worth watching many road works there is just the other side of the Park had only 3 1 / end if a 30-minute walk.
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  • This is a nice old town for tourists with many stores, restaurants and bars. Like all the old towns it is totally commercialized, so be aware and adjust your expectations. The temples near by are very...  more »
  • The whole place is like a building site at the moment! And not just the old town all of Shangri la! What quient atmosphere there may once have been has been destroyed many of the streets are being dug...  more »