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Shangli Ancient Town

Address: Shangli Town, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625007, China
Phone Number: 0835-2327119
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Ya'an
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You will need a car to get to this very charming traditional village. You will see the town’s old bridges, houses, traditional opera stage; lots of shops where local artists sell their craft; small local, good restaurants. The day we visited, many students from a nearby arts school were spread all over town to sketch its many lovely spots -... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Our first stop in China was Chengdu, which we did enjoy, but it was too high market and didn't really have the feel of China that we wanted. I had did some research and found this little gem of a town. It was easy to get to Ya'an from chengdu, via bus and then we tracked down a little minibus... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The existence of this historical continues only due to the large numbers of tourists who fill the streets and local shops. Without tourists there would be little to it, yet it caters well for visitors by having salespeople speaking varying languages, easy to spot prices and food ready to grab and go. The town is great for photos and you... More 

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Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Such a lovely place, we chose to have our Wedding album photos taken there and in the gorge running up to it from my Wifes home town of Yaan. Yes I am from England and wonderfully married to a Ya Girl. I love the food and the setting, another plus is that all the new development where there is any... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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182 reviews 182 reviews
66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We didn't expect anything from the place even seeing the photos, just to see a bridge and an old town to kill time while waiting to start with the volunteering jn the Panda base, but it was a very good day and photogenic. The street food was great and I think we tried all the stalls or kinds of food.... More 

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Eilat, Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

After being in many places throughout China, you'll start feeling that the Chinese towns look almost the same, the temples and so on are all the same... This town seemed a bit different. The beautiful bridge in the town is very special, In my opinion. It was nice walking around this pleasant, calm town and see the locals' houses, too.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

After spending the morning volunteering at the panda reserve, and walking the length of the gorge, we jumped into a minivan for the 30 minute ride up the valley to Shangli. Shangli had just been flooded. As a consequence, businesses in the town were very quiet. Our experience was great. Our accommodation was in the old monastery just off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Visited Shangli with a group of 32 Australian students as part of a China tour and it provided the perfect contrast to chengdu city: old v New China. It was safe, friendly and full of alleyways and riversides to explore. Beautiful in autumn. We will go back in 2014.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Never been to a Chinese ancient town before, and because I've heard Lijiang and Zhongdian are overran with tourists now, I thought we should try this still relatively less well known ancient town. Took a bus from Ya'an, which is about 40 minutes and cost 6Y, ended up stayed there for 3 days since we wanted to go to Bifengxia... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Geting to the village from yaan bus station - u need to faind bus number 3 and ask people where to get off for shangli( it is better if u will have it written down in Chinese) . There are minibus cost 6.5 yuan.get of at the last station. We went to the best gust house really small and soo... More 

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