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Dukezong Ancient Town

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Dukezong Ancient Town, South-east of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a boutique hotel right in the heart of "old town." Although I was told that the buildings were relatively new, due to the fire 4 or 5 years ago, the architecture was beautiful. I really felt like I was seeing and experiencing...More

Thank TrainingTravelBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area looks very cute, but it is 100% touristy. You can only find souvenir shops and restaurants around. To me it looked a little bit like Disney Land for Chinese. Most of the buildings are new after the fire in 2014 and there is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have acclimatized yourself to the heights, it's safer to pace yourself slowly especially when going uphill. Great excuse to enjoy the lovely view too.

Thank silverfishy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old town is well maintained and offers many Tibetan and local cultural items for sale. In many ways, it is typical of old towns with its commercial flavor but it is also unique with many glimpses of the past. I would prefer fewer motorbikes...More

Thank joed3
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Plenty of shops selling local wares and also plenty of eateries. Go in the evening and enjoy a slow walk ... will have plenty of tourist .. The public Square evening dance by the locals is nice to watch following local music .. could join...More

Thank Tk N
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This ancient town is filled with lovely old buildings with modern goods. The local people dance at 7 pm every night in the town square and you can join in. Near the town square is a restaurant called three brothers, excellent food and English speaking....More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Lovely old town with dancing natives in the evening. The lamp lit streets to transport you into history. Local dancing typical to this place made one feel part of the community.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We spent the entire evening walking around this ancient town. Many souvenir shops. I think their target is Chinese tourists as most of the shopkeepers don't speaks English. However since the evening weather is cooling....its nice to walk around and have a feel of the...More

Thank kenishere
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This town is similar to rest of the old towns in Yunnan and smaller in scale compared to Lijiang old town. Not many shops are open and tourists are fewer too.

Thank Superyoyo
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

A square at the entrance where people taking photos in Yun Nan traditional costumes. There are shops and restaurants in the town too. However, it's not as crowded as Li Jiang. At night, the temple is lighted. It's very pretty. But, it's too cold. We...More

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