Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Dali

4.8
Cobblestone alleyways and traditional caravanserais form the trademark of Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, an important stopover on the ancient Tea Horse Road. The well-preserved urban core of this old trading settlement will transport you back in time, helping you will feel a blend of ancient trade and Buddhism. Walk across the precariously arched, 6 m (20 ft) tall brick and stone footbridge over the Yujin River, and admire its stone-carved turtle head. Climb the 700-year-old Chinese theater stage and expore Square Street, the heart and soul of the town. You can also visit Xingjiao temple, which has three separate sections for Buddhist, Taoist, and Muslim visitors. Put Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dali online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful picturesque ancient city, everything in walking distance. Many restaurants and small (mainly tourist) shops.  more »
  • We were here for Chinese New Year eve and the atmosphere was lovely, with lots of people on the streets setting off firecrackers, children playing and fireworks. I've been to many ancient towns in...  more »

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