Shaxi Old Town

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About Shaxi Old Town

Shaxi is a historic market town, located roughly halfway between Dali and Lijiang.

It is probably the most intact horse caravan town on the Ancient Tea Horse road and international efforts are made to preserve the historical character, for instance of the beautiful main square.

Nearby Shibao mountain contains Buddhist rock carvings and temples of over 1300 years old with, amongst others, images of the bodhisattva Guanyin.

The two main ethnic groups of Shaxi are the Bai and Yi people.

100km South of Lijiang

What other visitors say

2 review


We enjoyed the small town Sha-xi very much. It was one of the highlights of our Yunnan tour. The streetfood was delicious, the people were very friendly. Near the old village, over the bridge with horses, we walked through the rice fields in a very quiet area.
Probably my favorite Old Town in Yunnan. Very small but quite authentic.