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Shangli Ancient Town

Shangli Town, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625007, China
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Ya'an
Type: Historic Sites
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We visited this ancient town since we were early on arrival day. It was just another ancient town that I'd visited in CHina, nothing too fantastic. But it is okay to kill some time there. It is about 20-30minutes drive from Bifengxia Canyon.

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Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Tiny historical town about 40 minutes on minibus from Ya´an. So nice, so pleasant atmosphere with small colouful shops offering for example combs from horn, nice restaurants and clean enviroment on river bank. Worth of visit!

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