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7 Oct 2018
“Tie Dye & Market”
7 May 2017
“Rent a bike and have a wander around”
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Xizhou Town, north of Dali Ancient City, Dali 671001, China
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had more fun here than in Xizhou (which is more advertised), it is just north of it. We went to visit the place where they do the tie-dying - tablecloths won't be cheaper but at least you get to experience the whole process, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed May 7, 2017

A lovely area in Dali which can be a stopping point while visiting the Butterfly park or can be used for a nice stroll around another interesting area away from the main Ancient Town. Lots of textiles and shops but there are quite a few...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Daryl S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This town specializes in textiles. It sees less foreign tourists than others in the area. We stopped at a small tie die operation and they demonstrated the various techniques. Plenty of things for sale but not much pressure. The people were very friendly.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We arrived here taking a shared minivan from the North Gate of Dali: we were the only foreigners and nobody spoke English, but we asked the staff from our guesthouse to write in Chinese the name of the village. It was easy. We arrived before...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank begaia
Reviewed May 25, 2016

The tour guy took us to a family-owned tie-dye fabric multi-purpose house. It can be a factory or show room or store or home. When we went there, no one came to greet us and over 10 ladies were very busy cooking at the back....More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Better batiks for better prices than old town. But it's getting harder to find more interesting/higher quality stuff here.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mags T
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We did not spend any time in the town, just went to one of the family-owned tye-dye fabric workshops. While it was interesting to see the process of making these textiles, and the finished products are amazing, this was one of the few places in...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Peter J
Reviewed May 7, 2014

While I am interested in fabrics, Zhoucheng is too in your face with very aggressive locals trying to drag you into their shops. Seeing batiks produced is interesting. Asking prices were 5+ times those asked in Dali Old Town. I suggest that you buy in...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank 171Chris
Reviewed July 5, 2013

I came here from XiZhou by taxi (very cheap), and the driver dropped me off at one of the tie-dyeing factories. From what I understood, there are many small, family-owned factories here. So I guess it doesn't really matter which one exactly you visit. Anyway,...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank yosef k
Reviewed August 18, 2012

If you are looking at buying some local flavor gifts which don't take much space in your baggage, stopping in Zhoucheng is handy. There is one dying shop where you can see their techniques and buy at the lowest prices we saw in the area....More

Date of experience: August 2012
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