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Shaxi Ancient Town
Jianchuan Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.7/5
549 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Liked by 7
Open all day
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 day
Address: 084 County Road, Jianchuan County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture
Phone: 0512-53221815

What people are saying:

It's a tiny, calm, ancient village with the beautiful buildings and fantastic Friday market. It's worth to spend at least 2 days on explore the whole village by foot. There are many hotels, cafe and restaurants for visitors.

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  • lopsidedloafer
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    Amazing

    For a look at true ancient history, it is amazing to walk around this town. most of the building are 600+ years old and the history dates back over 1000 years. Definitely worth a visit. This was part ...

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  • BettyGrm
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    Lovely city!

    Beautiful picturesque ancient city, everything in walking distance. Many restaurants and small (mainly tourist) shops.

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  • mattodowd
    mattodowd
    Beijing
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    Perfect place for Chinese New Year

    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 Chi...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585577190000+0800)/
  • WilliamH4215
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    Hidden village in between Lijiang and Dali

    I recommend to visit this town to whom wants to relax and escape from the city noise. We spent our christmas days in this town and it was absolutely what I call as "peaceful Christmas". Plus, people h...

    Reviewed on /Date(1577274864000+0800)/
  • BC_SteveInKenya
    BC_SteveInKenya
    Nairobi, Kenya
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    Wait until 2020!

    80% of the town is under construction, dusty, noisy and closed off. The pretty square is still OK on three sides and the bridge is untouched, but the rest is just one big roadworks. All will be finis...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574612470000+0800)/

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Introduction

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.
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