Dukezong Ancient Town, Shangri-La County

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Shangri-La County
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 few Western tourists but also Chinese, much cheaper than in other cities of Yunnan. Making it pleasant wandering the streets at all hours. A really neat thing is the dance that, every night, local people participate from 7 to 9 p.m. every night, even if it snows, as we saw personally yesterday March 14.
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  • Some parts of the ancient town were very quaint and charming. Our hotel was lovely and Guishan Park is really nice. There are a lot of nice restaurants serving yak meat. It was extremely quiet when we...  more »
  • Shangri-La will arrive, many new buildings, very special, the inn is everywhere, but I arrived in the off-season a lot of shops have not opened. Listen to the local Tibetans said the ancient city of yak meat is false. There is a lively local square dance every night on Sifang Street. Although very commercial, but there are some handicrafts shop is very interesting, you can explore slowly.
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