Shaxi Ancient Town was once an important station on the ancient tea-horse road. Now Shaxi is quieter and simpler, and it also better preserves the style of the tea-horse town. Xingjiao Temple is a major attraction of Shaxi. It is the only remaining Baidu “Atoli” Buddhist temple in the Ming Dynasty. The murals and sculptures inside are worth savoring. Walking on the street slowly enjoys the ancient city of Dali. Quiet and comfortable.
Shibao Mountain is located in Jianchuan County, in northern Dali Prefecture. It has features typical of Danxia. The spherical stones, weathered by erosion, are unique in shapes and forms, with huge disparities in height. There are various sights on the moubntain, including the Shizhongshan Grottoes, Baoxiang Temple and Jinding Temple, and other ruins. The grottoes and cliff statues are especially famous. The grottoes are of comparable fame as the cliff statues of Dunhuang, leading to the saying "there is Dunhuang in the North, and Jianchuan in the South."