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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting old city with narrow streets and old houses. Visited a private museum and were shown old tools and methods.

Thank Irmeli W
Reviewed July 23, 2018

In March of 2018 my family went to China and toured with China Highlights, whom I highly recommend! All 4 of our guides were amazing! Daxu was one of the places we visited while we were in Guilin (which, by the way, was our favorite...More

2  Thank crazym0m0f4
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We got to make toufu using 200-year old mills. It was such a cool experience its like time traveling

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We arrived early in the morning before the crowds of tourists arrive and just as the locals were out doing their daily shopping, and setting up tables with food and craft items to sell. The narrow houses, shops & temple lined streets along the river...More

Thank deborahmattie
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Easy to get to by private taxi from Guilin, Daxu is quite a dilapidated old town, and not as interesting or picturesque as other old towns in the Yellow Mountain region. There is basically one main street, with the houses on each side in poor...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Most of the structures in Daxu Old Town are worn out and some of which are left vacant or deserted for a long time. A small portion of which had turned to selling commodities while a few of which are being renovated and touched up...More

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Daxu Ancient Town used to be one of four major harbour towns back in its heyday. Nestled on the banks of the Li River, it was a strategically busy trade and market town. Today, it is a jewel of historical and cultural value. Still inhabited...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Our guide Jenny took us to Daxu Old Town where we learned about its history. We walked down the street taking in all the sites, sounds and smells. A truly unique experience!!

Thank Gayle A
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Daxu is about a 30 minute didi/cab ride from Guilin. The old town consists mainly of a single cobblestone street lined with shops selling mostly standard tourist fare. There are a few interesting homes to visit, old stone gates, and it's nice just to walk...More

1  Thank pjsugi
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

A nice old village with narrow streets and old abodes where you can see the old villager go about daily life . A great piece of local history to see how people lived in the old times . Great place to visit for a few...More

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from crazym0m0f4 | Reviewed this property |
One more thing, I do think you can visit Daxu on your own. We walked down the main street and even walked into a residential area to see their vegetable gardens. Our guide did tell us to keep our belongings close to us and... More
March 31, 2017|
Response from ChrisM5440 | Reviewed this property |
i am pretty sure that the Tombs site is not on a bus route so you will be stuck with going on an organised tour unless you cycle out there. It is not far, about 35 to 45 minutes from centre of Guilin in a vehicle, if you... More