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Address: Dukezong Ancient Town, South-east of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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Its worth visiting ,especially during 7:30 pm as by that time the shining of setting sun makes it look gorgeous and mind

Its worth visiting ,especially during 7:30 pm as by that time the shining of setting sun makes it look gorgeous ..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 27, 2016
Ram S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Its worth visiting ,especially during 7:30 pm as by that time the shining of setting sun makes it look gorgeous ..

Thank Ram S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I think it's like seeing water in a glass, we can say it's "half-empty" or "half-full". The big fire in 2014 only destroyed half of the complex. The rest was still standing including the hilltop temple with a giant prayer wheel which we can push together with the local Tibetans. From here we can also enjoy a beautiful 360 degree... More 

1 Thank GabyVM
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This area was the most interesting part of Shangri-la city in my opinion. Lots of shops and quaint restaurants scattered through old traditional buildings and winding alley ways. Although a lot of the shops are the same, the architecture and atmosphere of the place is worth a walk through. It's similar to the old towns in Lijiang and Dali, yet... More 

Thank vinwen008
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

A part of the town was burnt down a few years ago and has since been rebuilt. The new architecture and touristy shops made the ancient town lose its flavour. The town is much smaller than the one in Lijiang.

Thank Sia65
South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Lots of little souvenir shops on old cobble stone roads though do be aware of the fur pelts of various animals including dogs.

1 Thank Malindi S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

Last night we wandered Shangri-la’s old town – Dukezong (独克宗), having an authentic glimpse into the cobbled lanes and looking for a place to grab our dinner. The old lanes were flanked by two-storey wooden buildings used as restaurants, shops, cafes and hostels. We felt a bit disappointed that many of the buildings and lanes were still under reconstruction due... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Perhaps it was more unique before the 2014 fire, but what I saw was not much different than any of the other 'old towns' around Yunnan (i.e. Lijiang, Tengchong), that being cobbled lanes lined by two-storey buildings that house cafes, restaurants, shops selling trinkets and what-not. Most of it is under reconstruction, thankfully in the original wooden style instead of... More 

1 Thank HaydenOpie
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

Yes, most of the old city was burned down, but they're trying to rebuild it the way it was and it is still a nice little city... Plenty of small little shops selling all kind of Tibetan, Buddhist and Chinese artifacts plus whatever else, restaurants of mostly small size, a few cafes, then there's the BIG prayer wheel very much... More 

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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

Do NOT go here. The whole town was burned down and EVERYTHING is fake. They are rebuilding at this moment so everything is new build in the old style. half of the "ancient" town is finished now. We were very disappointed as we hoped there would be some old buildings left but unfortunately there weren't.

Thank Corina M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

It is definitely a good idea to stay in this ancient town to feel the historic environment, most of the home stays there have really nice Tibetan design (craved wooden windows and doors). However, some part of the town is still rebuilding as it was destroyed by fire in Jan 2014...

1 Thank Gan S

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