Dali City-Shaxi Old Town Transportation: By Long-distance Bus and By Minibus
Shaxi Town(沙溪镇) is located in the southwest of Jianchuan County(剑川县), Yunnan Province, China, in the southeast of Three parallel rivers(Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nujiang River) nature reserve, between Dali and Lijiang Ancient Town. And the well-known Shibao Mountain is right here. Shaxi old town is a real ancient town of antique beauty. It maintains the most primitive architectural features, ancient temples, ancient stage, ancient shops, horse shops, ancient red sand slabstone streets, old trees, ancient roadways, ancient village gate. Shaxi Old Town is a famous attraction once played an important role as a bustling trade point on the Tea Horse Caravan Road.
How to Get to Shaxi Old Town from Dali City
No matter which direction you come to Shaxi Old Town, you must take the bus to the county seat of Jianchuan County first.
1. Dali City – Jianchuan County(By Long-distance Bus)
With a distance of about 140 kilometers, tourists can go from Dali City to Jianchuan County mainly by long-distance bus. There are about 16 daily buses departing from Dali North Bus Station. The journey is about 2 hours and costs 42 yuan. Dali north bus station is located at No.30, Yuhua Road, Dali City, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. The departure time is 6:45, 7:05, 7:25, 7:45, 8:05, 8:25, 8:45, 9:05, 9:25, 9:45, 10:05, 10:25, 10:45, 11:05, 11:25, 11:45.
2. Jianchuan County – Shaxi Old Town(By Minibus)
When walking out of Jianchuan bus terminal, you will see a lot of minibuses waiting in line to go to Shaxi old town. There is no bus terminal at Shaxi old town, only minibuses travel to and fro between Shaxi old town and the county seat of Jianchuan County. The journey is about 45 minutes and costs 13 yuan.
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