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North Dali old town, Dali, China
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of great photo opportunities, friendly shop-keepers, restaurants, and artisan shops in a beautiful landscape. It's the real deal. Relax and enjoy - be friendly and you will be rewarded.

Thank KentuckyDancer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Xizhou town is a place that people actually live and work. This is in contrast to the old towns of Dali and Lijiang, which have been consumed by tourism. The shops here are mostly unique, and unlike much of china, sell items that can't be...More

Thank pjsugi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this town for one night and walked the week market in the morning. Such a lovely place, so original and natural, the locals selling there products, the live stock, and the people traditionally dressed, very nice! Arie

Thank Arie B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

You can still see people doing things like they did hundreds of years ago. Tiny streets filled with shops and souvenirs at a reasonable price

Thank jo s
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Our tour had Xi Zhou on the itinerary but our tour guide really made it a highlight of the trip. We visited the local market - great to get a taste of what the locals eat, then called in at Happy embroidery- where they train...More

Thank Kiwimac53
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Spent a morning here wandering around the streets and the local market which was a real eye opener - although the meat was simply placed on wooden tables there wasn't a fly to be seen; how do they do that? Apart from the market there...More

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking in the small streets of Xizhou and having lunch on the main square in the little restaurants. We also discovered the Baba specialties (sort of stuffed bread either sweet or savory) cooked in the streets. Truly delicious!!! Surrounded by rice field...More

Thank Marie-Cécile C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Xizhou has a much more authentic feel than Old Dali. We visited on a market day and the streets were filled with many more buyers than tourists. Wander in the residential areas to see how things used to be all over. Narrow streets with high...More

1  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for an old China experience with the sights and smells of Cathay (picture upturned roof eaves, horse drawn carts, agricultural scenes) this could be it. Excuse the march of 21st century China's progress seen in WeChat transactions, nationalised car industry and Baidu....More

1  Thank Choo-Beng G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

English version below Una excelente opción para excursiones desde Dali. Hermosa arquitectura naxi, bastante bien conservada aunque con restauraciones y algunas partes en decadencia. En buena parte del pueblo se mezclan los comercios turísticos y los destinados a los locales, lo cual lo hace más...More

Thank Julio D
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