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Xizhou Town

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Address: North Dali old town, Dali, China
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USD 298.00*
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Classic Dali One-Day Tour
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Erhai Lake Scooter Tour: Discover Dali and Bai Culture

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Experience a fast disappearing China

If you're looking for an old China experience with the sights and smells of Cathay (picture upturned roof eaves, horse drawn carts, agricultural scenes) this could be it. Excuse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for an old China experience with the sights and smells of Cathay (picture upturned roof eaves, horse drawn carts, agricultural scenes) this could be it. Excuse the march of 21st century China's progress seen in WeChat transactions, nationalised car industry and Baidu. Imagine what the Flying Tigers must have seen in the mid 1940s and traders plying... More 

1 Thank Batikked
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

English version below Una excelente opción para excursiones desde Dali. Hermosa arquitectura naxi, bastante bien conservada aunque con restauraciones y algunas partes en decadencia. En buena parte del pueblo se mezclan los comercios turísticos y los destinados a los locales, lo cual lo hace más pintoresco. Como suele ocurrir, en la plaza principal y rodeándola está lo más interesante. Vale... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The street is nothing compared with old city. Too crowdy, poor management and the mix smells of all kinds of food is sometimes horrible, though they r delicious....anyway u will feel disappointed coming here if u already visited the old city...

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went in through a big gate to Xizhou Town. There's also a cultural show of the Bai people somewhere near the entrance. The show depicts that of the hardwork of the Bai ethnic. There's also a museum and information of them. There's a lot of beautifully crafted houses as we walk along. A no. of people selling rose tea... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting this bustling market town (the market was open when we were there), showed a combination of old and new. There were many newer homes, probably built in the past 20 years or so, but still with the old town square, which also had a very old building with several inside courtyards (Yan's house). This used to be a rich... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Xizhou is a heritage town with character, it has got the usual 'Square Street' (town centre), the Town has adequate eateries and many cafes plus a few bars, alsosome shops selling sourvenirs, etc. But not too commercialised yet, I love this more than the Dali Guzheng. Do visit the morning local market (meat and vege and tea, etc) too and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Coming to Xizhou, mainly you want to visit the museum of Yan's Compound, the dwellings of the ethnic minority of Bai in Dali, the compound built in 1920s. Yan family was a richest family in Xizhou, Yan compound has collections for different dynasties, now it is museum. Upon entering, one's eyes will fall upon the principal house with it's screen... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We spent about half a day here taking in the sites & sounds of the town. While still an "old town" in the area, it's not nearly as commercialized as Dali Gucheng. This particular town, not far from Zhou Town, sells a lot of the blue tapestries you'll find throughout Dali, some at a better price than the more commercial... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Xizhou Baba tastes savoury and crispy,the chef offers the sweet and the salty,both of them are very delicious.They were sold in many places,but in my opinion the Xizhou Baba with best flavour was cooked by 香酥园 in Xizhou Square.

Thank Jimmy L
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Enjoy the real experience of a traditional village by scooter or bicycle! Just look and feel. Very authentic if you get lost far away from the touristic paths! The village is much bigger than at first sight

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