Sha Xi Village (Shaxi Ancient Town) Tours – Dali, Yunnan Province, China

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Sha Xi Village (Shaxi Ancient Town)


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Shaxi village is in Jianchuan country, Dali city, Yunnan province, China, it was an important trade station on the Tea and Horse Caravan Road. Over 1,000 years ago, this ancient trade route connected Tibet with Eastern China.

Exchanged  teas from Yunnan, Tibetans traded their famous horse to Song Dynasty officials in eastern China,Shaxi was the main trade station along this route.

The Friday Sideng Market is the only retained market on Tea and Horse Caravan Road.

Every Friday, mountain villagers come down from the hills with their horses to trade their goods.

Lots of things to see in Shaxi, something like hiking Shibaoshan Mountain, you can see the grottoes of Tang/Song dynasties in the top of the mountain.

No tourist if you go there in winter, so cool that you will remember here for a life long time.

My best experiences in Yunnan province so far:)

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Impression on Shaxi

Sideng Friday Market in Shaxi

Hiking Shibaoshan Mountain in Shaxi

Take bus to Jianchuan(剑川) from Dali/Lijiang, and take mini vin in Jianchuan bus station to Shaxi village, 10rmb per person.

4 hours away by bus from shangri-la.

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By Elena Luo,

A Local Expert on the Off-Beaten Trail. Discount for Kids' Family.


  Shaxi is always my customers' favorite, during their trip in Dali, Lijiang and Shangrla. October is the most beautiful time, when the rice fields just turn yellow. With the shining sky, looking down to Shaxi Valley from the Shibao Mt., it's another picture you could not miss. The Bai People's neat yard, the quiet dog in the street, the nice and simple guesthouses. There are so much about Shaxi.
Re: Sha Xi Village

By Sisley,


This place is a paradise for escaping the big city and relaxing. So quite and easy life, just sitting in the sunshine with a cup of tea, you would forgot time passing by.

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