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Ancient Architecture of Bai Nationality, Xizhou

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Thoroughly enjoyable visit

Many buildings in the traditional Bai minority people's architecture. Predominantly white with... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
Rvwr2012
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Charming town with great Farmer's market!

We stopped by this town on our way from Dali to Lijiang. It is a Bai minority village Each... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
aging2016
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 Jan 2019
“Thoroughly enjoyable visit”
6 Aug 2018
“Charming town with great Farmer's market!”
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Many buildings in the traditional Bai minority people's architecture. Predominantly white with ornate colourful entrances and decoration with traditional patterns on the walls. Take the time to wander around the town to see the variation in styles and the pleasant aura the buildings create. While...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

If you’re a photographer into architectural detail, Xizhou in Dali is the place for you. The traditional architecture extends outwards from the colorful traditional doorways to welcome people through the front entrances. If you know a little about Chinese symbolism, you can “read” the images...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We stopped by this town on our way from Dali to Lijiang. It is a Bai minority village Each residence has an elaborate entrance . The symbolism on the facade tells whether the husband or the wife is the boss. The farmer's market was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Tiny buttons in to the clothe and then put the fabric in dye and let it soak. After they take the knots out and get beautiful designs in the fabric.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jo-schops
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Beautiful architecture--so much of the old world charm still remains. Strolling the streets and alleys in early mornings and evenings is the best! You will see every day life happening, with so much of the population still wearing the traditional tribal Bai culture clothing going...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed December 10, 2016

As far as other reviewers are saying, the building itself is indeed less than a couple decades old. Admission (30 RMB without the dancers) is a fair price to see what's essentially a replica of a typical Bai architectural design, which is essentially what you're...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Eric J
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

65 rmb to see a few temples that you have probably already seen 20 other times in china. Several stupid stores inside selling nothing interesting. Guide was annoying. Find something else to do.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank rostaloni
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Look at the picture. Nothing old here just a copy of old architecture used in some old buildings but replicated on every store front in this area. A sign in Chinese and English nearby says "In 1980 the Chinese government realized the tourists and economic...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank sailboatravler
Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our Bai host said that the house was typical of wealthy local homes which were all laid out on feng shui principles with the largest room on one side of the house (occupied by the oldest member of the family), directly opposite the families of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank seed37
Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a traditional Bai nationality house, with a cultural dance and service of 3 teas during the performance. A good introduction to the culture and customs of the Bai community. The performance is not top- notched but the architecture and artwork of the house...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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