2 Days Shaxi Old Town and Shibaoshan Mountain Tour from Dali to Lijiang

Shaxi Old Town once played an important role as a bustling trade station on the Tea and Horse Caravan Road, which is an important branch of the Silk Road. Shibaoshan Mountain, also known as the Stone Treasure Mountain, Shizhong or Stone Bell Temple and Baoxiang Temple, is dotted with Buddhist statues carved along the rocky mountainside. For this 2 days tour you can visit the famous Taoist mountain Shibaoshan in Jianchuan and have a nice stroll in Shaxi.


  • Experience the ethnic cuture of Bai minority in Xizhou Town – visit Bai-style morning market.
  • Visit and explore religious culture in Shibaoshan Mountain.
  • Discover the important ancient town of silk road, Shaxi Old Town.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dali-Shaxi
  • Day 2: Shaxi-Lijiang

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Dali-Jianchuan-Shaxi

Sightseeing and Activities: Xizhou Morning Market, Shibaoshan Mountain
Accommodation:Shaxi Old Town
Meals: No meals

The annual Jianchuan Shibaoshan Song Festival at Shibao Mountain of Jianchuan County in Dali Prefecture

In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from hotel, and then transfer to see the morning market in Xizhou Town , a town in which you can fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural and explore their distinctive culture.

Afterwards, you will head to Jianchuan County(1.5hrs) and visit Shibaoshan MountainLocated on 25 km southwest of Jianchuan County, the Shibao (Stone Treasure) Hills are also called the Shizhong (Stone Bell) Hills. Built during the Tang and Song Dynasties, it is considered as an official historical site.

Then move to check in your hotel in Shaxi old town.

Day 2 Shaxi-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Shaxi Old Town
Meals: Breakfast

Shaxi Ancient Town in Dali

In the Morning, you will visit Shaxi Old Town. The remains of an ancient market town and once an active trade stop on the Southern Silk Road that connected Tibet and China with Southeast Asia and Europe. This Road is actually older than the other famous Silk Road (in the North), predating it by at least 300 years. Shaxi has been listed by the World Monuments Fund as one of the world’s 100 most endangered sites. 

Afterwards, you’ll depart to Lijiang(2-2.5hrs). Service ends. 

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 4 Star Hostels
Shaxi Landscape Hotel Shaxi Aoding Courtyard Xiaolazhe Yododo Inn /

Service Included:

  • Transfers and tours with local English speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles;
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.

Service Excluded:

  • International airfare: entry & departure Yunnan;
  • Optional tours;
  • Tips to tour guides and drivers;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc;
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme;
  • Chinese visa fee;
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.