Beautiful Shaxi Ancient Town,Dali
Located in Jianchuan country, Dali city, Yunnan province,Shaxi ancient town is an important trade station on the Tea and Horse Caravan Road which is the an important branch of the Silk Road.It connected Tibet with Eastern China in the ancient times.
Shaxi is a place you can fully relax yourself.Here,you can spend your time on strolling,enjoying the quite scenery of old street,ancient stage,shops on Square Street.It's a wonderful experience to listen the Shaxi ancient music,enjoy the traditional dance of Bai People,taste the Shaxi local specialties like Dishenzi,tricholoma matsutake and Goat milk bread.
Sideng Square Street is the heart and soul of Shaxi which is located in middle of Shaxi and has an excellent Feng Shui.You can find temples, ancient stage, shops, horse shop, as well as open red sand stone street.It's an complete functions ancient bazaar with centuries-old trees, the ancient roadway and village gate.Every Friday,villagers will get together from the hills to their goods.
Even though there are not any trade between Tibet and China along the Tea and Horse Caravan Road,Shaxi still has its unique charm.People of different minorities, including the Yi and Bai, are still trade their goods at the Sideng Market.The village has been on the World Monuments Fund list as one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world.
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