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Dali Shaxi Ancient Town

Introducing Shaxi Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town Guide, Shaxi Ancient Town Travel Guide
Article from China.org.cn
Edited by Sharleen

Shaxi Ancient Town, one of the world's 100 most endangered sites listed by the World Monuments Fund is a place where you can breathe in fresh air around-the-clock. Shaxi is also a village with a long history that can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period (770 BC-221BC). Stone Treasure Mountain and the Friday Market are the two most popular tourist attractions in Shaxi Town.

Shaxi Ancient Town is a historic market town in Jianchuan County, Dali Prefecture, Yunnan province, China. It is located roughly halfway between Dali and Lijiang.

Shaxi Ancient Town started as a trading point for tea and horses during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). The prosperity of the town was at its height during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368–1912).

It is probably the most intact horse caravan town on the Ancient tea route leading from Yunnan into Burma and Tibetand is now being preserved through a cooperation between the Swiss Federal Institute and the People's Government of Jianchuan County.

Quick Facts on Shaxi Ancient Town

Name: Shaxi Ancient Town
Location: Between Dali and Lijiang
Dates: Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Best Time to Visit: March to May
Recommended Time for a Visit: 8 Hours
Opening Hours: 08:30-17:00
Admission Fee: Free

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