Very quaint. Lovely. Enjoyed cheesemaker's home; Linden Centre was most lovely; farm fields amazed me
The town is slowly becoming more of a tourist destination instead of just a cool small town. There was an entrance fee at the front (not sure if it was for the town or something else), but we walked around through the back alleys, avoiding any fees. We wanted to see village life and the Bai buildings. We accidently found... More
A small ancient town straddled between the Cong mountain and Hrhai lake, Xizhou is only 40 min away from the hustle and bustle of Dali town, but it felt like a world away. Compared to Lijiang and Dali, Xizhou is tiny without the usual tourist crowd. We loved the town, its beautiful Bai ethnic homes, the endless rice fields, the... More
this is just one relatively short road with houses on both sides but it offers very nice view on inside courtyards, part of the traditional naxi houses. some of them still have some furniture from the past. worth a detour.
nice ancient town within 30 mins drive from dali ancient town. smaller in size than dali ancient town with less tourist and commercial shop. bai architecture houses still intact. enjoyed cycling around the town and around the farms. nice locals who are very hospitable
A nice old town, home for the Bai people. I enjoyed watching the locals worshipping their Gods. offering plates full of fruits and setting off small detonators (yes, they do that, I don't know why). It was also interesting to enter the local mosque, and see how the Chinese hold mandarin-translated Quran books and try to study Arabic. A nice... More
The town is OK, but really nothing special. Avoid the pseudo-Bai village which really seems to be a commercial enterprise disguised as a cultural artifact, with a 60 RMB admission charge to boot. Zhoucheng is better--and free!
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