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Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town

Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali, China
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“tea horse” (12 reviews)
“ancient town” (28 reviews)
“the main square” (11 reviews)
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Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali, China
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+86 152 8842 6170
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"tea horse"
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"ancient town"
in 28 reviews
"the main square"
in 11 reviews
"silk road"
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"small village"
in 7 reviews
"old bridge"
in 2 reviews
"shops offer"
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"explore the countryside"
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"authentic feeling"
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"rice paddies"
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"big cities"
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"the real thing"
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"local delicacies"
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"old style"
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"original architecture"
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"foreign visitors"
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"relaxing atmosphere"
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

For centuries, Shaxi was a trading town on the tea-horse trail, and on Fridays when the market comes to town, it still feels that way. If you are a local, everything you might want can be found, ranging from dried goods, baskets, traditional chinese medicine,...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Great place, has lot of old bai naxi village to explore, people are nice, its feel went back time. recomment this place, best way to get their is by privet car, but there are public bus but have to change twice.

Thank Johnny T
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

I was en route to Lijiang from Dali. Finding a guesthouse here was easy. I stayed at Yodoodoo, which is right near the bus station.It was about 125RMB including breakfast. There are many others. I had a delightful time, and socialized with other travelers. I...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We spent the morning in the town just walking around and had lunch at a small eatery. It was a beautiful ancient town with interesting building structure and we enjoyed our quiet serene walk.

Thank VeronAng
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Historic location with imposing walls and gates and containing the usual collection of tourist venues. The were a number of vendors of tourist trinkets and hidden away were some impressive antique stores. Probably could explore more than once. A guide is not needed if you...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The owner of one shop was very gratified when I told her (via our driver) that if she could sell the same items at a store in New York at several times her prices, she'd make a fortune. I think that's true. We bought clothing,...More

1  Thank Charon666
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited Shaxi Ancient town for a half day. We organised a non-english speaking driver and car from a local tourist agency in Dali Old town. This was a much cheaper option than taking an organised tour. It's a very scenic drive to Shaxi and...More

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Booked for 4 days and stayed 6. Wonderful small village surrounded by rice paddies, other villages, and friewndly people. The Friday local market is a must. Lovely restaurants, and we hired the e-Bikes (40rmb ea per day) to explore the countryside. Gumo Hotel was the...More

Thank ecotravelz
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Life in this ancient town Shaxi is of unbelievably calm pace. There are outsiders from other provinces who came & opened business here but those who managed to stay & settled here are the ones who love or adapted to the slow pace, hence retaining...More

2  Thank TyngPC
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

it's a very preserved ancient city, very commercialized. cater to the tourists. shopping abundance, you can also find McDonald's and Turkish ice cream shop!

Thank Linda K
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travelingteacher28
4 September 2017|
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Response from TyngPC | Reviewed this property |
Hi, buses are slower & I am not sure if there is a direct bus from Dali to Shaxi. If you take a bus, you probably have to go to Jianchuan, then get another bus Jianchuan to Shaxi. You can ask your hotel or driver if there... More
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