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Address: Shangli Town, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625007, China
Phone Number: 0835-2327119
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Shopping, Food and Lots of Artists

You can grab a microbus at the Ya'an Tourist Station for ~10 RMB (40 minutes) to Shangli or hire a private driver for ~60 RMB. The drive is beautiful and not too curvy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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245 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

You can grab a microbus at the Ya'an Tourist Station for ~10 RMB (40 minutes) to Shangli or hire a private driver for ~60 RMB. The drive is beautiful and not too curvy. Shangli is a breath of fresh air from Ya'an. The city if quite the tourist hangout, but it boasts several shops of clothes, trinkets, food stalls, art,... More 

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Gavle, Sweden
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Many shops with souvenirs and some restaurants. This place feels typical China so it's really worth a visit :)

Thank olssonmalin
Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

3 Thank Jack M
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182 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 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 

5 Thank butterflyrach
Tilehurst, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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391 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 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 

1 Thank DonCesar
Eilat, Israel
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mangy54321
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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