Blogs from Shaxi , Yunnan, China, Asia


Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi September 13th 2018

For the next part of our holiday we had prearranged a tour (including driver and guide) to take us around Yunnan. The main reason for doing this was that last time we were in China we found it quite difficult to get around by ourselves. We figured the tour would make it easier to get around and would also allow us to visit some national parks which aren't particularly accessible with public transport, particularly if you don't speak the language. Our guide, William, met us at our hotel in Dali the morning after we finished our food tour. We hopped into the car and set off in the direction of Shaxi which is a small town about 2 hours north of Dali. Along the way we stopped at Shibao Mountain. After purchasing tickets we hopped on ... read more
Shibao Mountain
Shibao Mountain
Shizhong Temple

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi March 5th 2017

On the 8th Lunar February in Shaxi is the Taizihui, indicated that on the same day Prince Siddartha opened the city gate to made a tour of the city, and find the life of the real world, sickness and sadness, sorrow and death, and that start his journey to Nirvana, Here they set up a parade with the Prince and also the Buddha, leading by many Chinese characters through the old city, offering blessing and receive honor. what a wonderful event.... read more
Prince Siddartha and Buddha
the phenix cart

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi March 1st 2017

A really nice old city with lovely theater and temple, load of guesthouses and reasonable price, great to come here in off season, no idea what it'd be like in summer. the surrounding also offer many sites to visit, my favour would be the Guanyin temple not far from Shaxi, it set on the surface of the hill and you can hike up there, and even can go further up to another temple, a good walk!... read more
the theater
the theater
daily life

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi November 25th 2015

Bicycling to the historical river bridges, the White Dragon Pool and through the countryside. In the afternoon leaving for Jiliang. - bicycle hire from the Hostel, 20Yuan (bicycle in poor shape!). - shared minibus from Shaxi to Jianchuan, 13:50-13:40, 50min, 13Yuan. - shared minibus from Jianchuan to Lijiang, 14:50-15:50, 1h (higway), 40Yuan (while the other passengers payed 30Yuan...). !---! Dongba Hotel, Lijiang, Yunnan, China, 100Yuan.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi November 24th 2015

Visit to the temples and caves of Shibao Shan. entrance to the site 65Yuan. minibus transportation within the site, 40Yuan. shared car returning to Shaxi, 20Yuan. !---! Horse Pen 46 Guesthouse, Shaxi, Yunnan, China, 80Yuan.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi November 23rd 2015

Less cold here in Shaxi ! bus from Shangri-la to Lijiang, 11:20, 4h, 58Yuan. bus from Lijiang to Jianchuan, 17:10-18:30, 1h20, 23Yuan. minibus from Jianchuan to Shaxi, 18:40-19:30, 50min, 13Yuan. !---! Horse Pen 46 Guesthouse, Shaxi, Yunnan, China, 80Yuan.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi October 3rd 2013

After two nights in busy, busy Lijiang, and threatened by the imminent hike in room rates due to the Chinese national day celebrations, I decided to pack up and make the slight detour southwards to the small town of Shaxi. Described by LP as similar to entering a wormhole and going back in time, Shaxi was indeed a stark change from noisy Lijiang. Apparently, it's one of only three ancient cities that still remain from the days when horse caravans of tea merchants used to traverse across the country along the famed Burma Road. It's also the best preserved, and they say that at the cobble-stoned bridge just outside of town that still remains, you can still see the etches from the horses' hooves if you look closely enough. (All I saw was horse manure though). ... read more
Shaxi Old Theater
Road to Shaxi
Road to Shaxi

Asia » China » Yunnan » Shaxi January 24th 2013

Our bus trip (33 yuan each) from Dali was eventful. We passed by many weddings - at one stage the bride and groom tried to catch the bus but we were already over loaded. Another wedding we passed had a rather inebriated groom, half undressed staggering down the road, surrounded by other drunken men and trailed by his poor bride and her friends. The sad part was that they were all very young. We came close to having a collision - the bus braked suddenly and we were all thrown violently forward. We felt very vulnerable for the rest of the trip whenever we came close to other vehicles. The last bit of excitement was a drunk or drugged man, covered in blood, standing in the middle of the road attacking vehicles as they went past. ... read more
Another view of the theatre
Statue at Shibaoshan Mountain
The peaceful village square

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