Shaxi Ancient Town

Shaxi, Yunnan, China

Located halfway between Dali and Lijiang, the historic market town of Shaxi is a step back in time. Visit the bustling bazaar at Square Street, the Ancient Stage, Yujin Bridge and stroll along its quaint alleyways and village gates.

As one of the most intact caravan towns in the Ancient Tea Horse Road, the prosperity of the town reaches its height circa the Ming and Qing dynasties. Shaxi is dotted with traditional Bai architecture of Xizhou characterized with authentic bazaar, quaint alleyways, ancient shops, houses and village gates donning honeycomb patterns.

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