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Address: Dukezong Ancient Town, South-east of Xianggelila, Shangri-La County 674400, China
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+86 887 822 3310
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US$95.00*
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Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monastery Visit
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Touristy but good for a walk

Pretty similar to the ancient town in Lijiang and Dali in that it's commercialized and touristy. Nevertheless, it is different enough to make it worth your while even if you been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
Gordon S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Biella, Italy
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't have much to say about this old town aside go and have a look. Asian style building, shops, restaurant and many other things. Have a look!

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Dukezong is quite a big town but because it's winter season, most of the shops are closed for business. Since Yunnan area is famous for it's silverware, a no. of shop sells them in abundance. But silver is an expensive precious shiny metal so the price that they are selling is quite high and it goes by weight of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Pretty similar to the ancient town in Lijiang and Dali in that it's commercialized and touristy. Nevertheless, it is different enough to make it worth your while even if you been to the other ancient towns. Lots of food, shops, etc etc. Most people live around this area.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice old town for tourists with many stores, restaurants and bars. Like all the old towns it is totally commercialized, so be aware and adjust your expectations. The temples near by are very nice. One can take many nice photos. Half day is more than enough. Food is ok but I recommend to rather go to the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The whole place is like a building site at the moment! And not just the old town all of Shangri la! What quient atmosphere there may once have been has been destroyed many of the streets are being dug up! You can find some Amazing food Yaks meat is particularly tasty but whatever The fabled Shangri la once was in... More 

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Guangdong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is my first time to Shangri-La County in April. The air and the sun are very good here, people wear very distinctive, I like these! But, after the fire, it's not as beautiful as it is. Maybe I shouldn't have come this season. It was a bit disappointing!

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It has a really long history. One in three of this old city was destroyed by a fire 2 years ago maybe. But I still felt the old city mood. It need 2 or 3 hours to walk around. And there are some temples in it, and its free.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Feeling a little drousy although we stayed in Lijiang (2000 meter) for two days but immedeatly enjoyed the ancient part of the town. Although partly renewed after the 2014 fire with Chinese labour prices it seems possible to renovate with use of woodcarved housefronts and nice atmosphere remains. Be sure to stay in/near the old town. Wander the (compared to... More 

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Changchun, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

it's visiting once in a e time especially during July and august @ 7:30 pm ..it looks like heavenly shrine..shining with pure golden glow..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

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

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