Shaxi Ancient Town Travel Tips

1.Useful Numbers

Consumer Complaint:12315

Tourist Complaint:0872-2121246

Telephone Number Inquiry:114

Weather Forecast:121





  • Yunnan Rural Credit Cooperative

Address: the Shaxi ATM is located on the upper section of the market street near the entrance to the meat sellers area.

Address: No.202, Sideng Road, Shaxi old town, Dali

3.Post Office

Name: Post Office of Shaxi Old Town


Address:Sideng Road, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County, China


NameVillage Health Clinic

Address:Shaxi Old Town

5.Transportation Concern

Shaxi Ancient Town is located between Dali and Lijiang, so tourists will go there from Dali or Lijiang. Half a day is enough for you to visit the town. Generally tourists will also go to Shibao Mountain (half an hour by car from Shaxi) and stay overnight.

6.The Best Time to Visit

Shaxi is a year-round travel destination, generally a warm place. Thus, you can undertake a tour whenever you want. The best time to visit Shaxi is from March to June when springtime is in full swing and all of nature seems to be in the process of rebirth, as it were. However, the rainy season starts from June to August, which may be a little bit annoying. 

It’s also a great time to visit shaxi during the Temple Fair for Prince Sakyamuni and the Torch Festival. The gong and drum team, Buddhism team, Taoism team and Dongjing music team take turns to perform. Coupled with the performances on the ancient stage, Sideng Street is bustling all through the night with dancing, music and bright lights.

7.Where to Stay 

Shaxi accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.

8.Things to Do

It is an important trading hub on the Yunnan-Tibet Tea Horse Road. Within the territory, there are over 20 scenic plots such as the Baoxiang Temple (宝相寺), Shizhong Temple (石钟寺), Shibao Shan (石宝山), Friday Market, Bailong Tan (白龙潭), Heilong Tan (黑龙潭), Mapingguan Village (马坪关).