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“Chinese ancient town”

Shangli Ancient Town
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Ya'an
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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 Panda center too and rather stayed here than in Ya'an. It's quite pretty, but can be very kitschy as well, full of hotels built in old Chinese style. At night this town center turned into loud noisy karaoke streets and sadly most of them could not sing, or should not be allowed to sing! Quite clean for Chinese standards, a lot of nice restaurants but not much to do at night.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

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 friendly its in the end of the main rode after the great mile you will see wooden umbrellas and a small bridge. Walking to the river in the morning or visiting the villages around ....its a beautifully view :) and so so nice to relax ..the old town is amazing;)@

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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.

Thank EwanC30
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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!

Thank Blankaon
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

stayed here over night before seeing the pandas. great photo opportunities. one of the highlights of china

Thank Tyneil N
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