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Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town

Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali, China
+86 152 8842 6170
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“ancient town” (25 reviews)
Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali, China
+86 152 8842 6170
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming little village town, with a very hipster cowboy feel to it. Most tourists are local, each cafe and restaurant has its own unique design, a park and river give a respite from shops and cafes in the town. Oh, and lovely jingly horses!

Thank evionthego
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This small town was a mainstay of the Tea Horse Trail which connected trade with Tibet, Burma, and India. It maintains the feel of an old town. Tourist services are present but don't dominate. Located along a small river with a nice park and a...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was a stop over between Lijiang and DaLi and wa interesting to know about the Tea Horse Road. Still today horses are here for you to hire and ride along the source of the Mekong River. Small quiet markets.

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Its nice spot for walking and seeing some good old China. its become more business spot rather then some old city, shops every where......

Thank mbilal26
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It is so rare to find preserved places that we were really under Shaxi's spell. We liked Dali and Lijiang old towns, but Shaxi is something else. It is small and charming, and the many guest houses and restaurants were seemed designed with good taste...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

First we visited Dali, then Shaxi and finally Lijiang. I would bypass both Dali and Lijiang to spend more time chilling out in Shaxi. The other two have too many visitors looking for restaurants and bars playing music so loud you would think that 50%...More

Thank Itcanbedone
Reviewed 9 April 2017

What a delight to have stoped by for half a day on our way to Lijiang from Dali. A small old town that still retains ancient ways of living. Visit before it becomes too commercialized in the near future!

Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Shaxi is a small place recommended for those who are interested in slow and quite vacation time. It's rural surroundings make it a perfect place to relax.

Thank RomerRoma
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed in Shaxi for two nights to see a festival. It was an excellent experience. Our hotel was the Aoxiu Zige Hotel, which is not listed in tripadvisor, but was a lovely experience. It is walking distance from the main square where there are...More

Thank Esther P
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The ancient town of dali is pretty nice. As my own experience i prefer it during night time. Many people have small street shop selling several things.

Thank Etjen P
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Sia H
Hi!I am plan to visit to Shaxi next year,but now I feel unsure is that worth to go?since traveller Allan A mention that this town had nothing old that 35 years?Is that means this is a fake ancient town? Hope somebody can give me a answer, tq. Sia
19 September 2015|
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Response from MILOUW | Reviewed this property |
This is a charming authentic village,not as tourist infested as Dali or Lijiang. A beautiful main square and old temple are the highlights