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Dukezong Ancient Town

Dukezong Ancient Town, South-east of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 822 3310
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Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monastery Visit
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Dukezong Ancient Town, South-east of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
+86 887 822 3310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The old town is a bit like Lijiang however far fewer people and less commercialised. There are a number of shops selling gifts for reasonable prices and many restaurants. Even though the weather in Shangrila can be pretty bad, this would be a great place...More

Thank Ollie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

when we visited lots of construction still going on screen the huge fire in 2014 which burnt most of the ANCIENT town to the ground. we stayed in this charming little place called Timeless Inn run by Rose and her boyfriend which is off one...More

Thank Chrisneoh69
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

A bit less commercialized than Lijiang Old Town, Dukezong is amazing mostly because of the lack of tourists! Views are pretty similar to Lijiang and Shuhe Old towns, but still a nice walk and experience! There are construction sites everywhere which is a bit unpleasant....More

Thank ana-marialungu
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I went on a private tour of Shangri-La ancient town, also known as Dukezong ancient town. Dukezong ancient town was perfectly well rebuilt after the fire damage that took place in 2014. My favorite spots were the Guishan temple in the center of town and...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I must say I was expecting something more than just another souvenir shop area. It is nice and has lots of charm but is too touristic and artificial . Looks better than other places like that in China but I guess I arrived too late...More

Thank very-sunny
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

When we been in Shangrila most time we stay in the old city. Here are nearly no cars and also not so many people. In fact it was mostly very guiet and a good place to buy some gift. Also like the old buildings made...More

Thank Andreas P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The whole of Shangri-la is currently a dusty construction site with noisy trucks driving on and off through the small roads. Most of the restaurants and shops are closed, under construction or have limited supply (half the menu missing), although there are also a few...More

1  Thank PaulV9999
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Dukezong Ancient town on 21 Apr 2017 (Fri) for our last leg of 3D2N in Shabgri-la County. The traditional Chinese architecture and Tibetan facade buildings are magnificent and pituresque. The Tibetan culture is preserved and reflected in the food served in the...More

Thank Lian Tiong G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The ancient town is not so "ancient" as it was rebuilt after the fire in January 2014. More than half of shops and restaurants in the town were closed down due to a steep decline in mainland tourists. Further, this is no more than a...More

1  Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Everything is under construction. Dirty , dusty and totally filthy streets, actually alleys with no sidewalks. Temple was pretty and has some good scenery. Everything seems pretty cheap but mostly cheap souvenirs in the different stalls.

Thank JPY1000
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