Dukezong Ancient Town, Shangri-La County

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
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In January 2014, a fire destroyed most of Dukezong Ancient Town, a Tibetan town over 1,300 years old. Even though most of the old buildings and precious relics and artifacts are gone, you can still see a peaceful "old" town of two-story wooden buildings: houses, cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops with cobbled lanes between them. Don't miss the chance to try delicious Tibetan food, including specialties like yak cheese and hot pot. The rebuilt town has an authentic look, but a lot of the old spirit has, naturally, disappeared. To add something authentic to your visit, go to the top of the nearby hill and admire a giant golden prayer wheel--the largest in the world and well worth seeing. With our international travel planner, Shangri-La County attractions like Dukezong Ancient Town can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The "old town" is about 7 years old max as the last one burnt down. It is mostly Chinese Himalayan fantasy - and the new city has a great new Mao statue. Many shops are closed / available for rent.....  more
    The "old town" is about 7 years old max as the last one burnt down. It is mostly Chinese Himalayan fantasy - and the new city has a great new Mao statue. Many shops are closed / available for rent.....  more »
  • Less busy compared to Lijiang and Dali and the Tibetan influence can be noticed everywhere. Gives it a nice Himalayan touch. Loved the architecture and little cafes, bars, as well as the hospitality.....  more
    Less busy compared to Lijiang and Dali and the Tibetan influence can be noticed everywhere. Gives it a nice Himalayan touch. Loved the architecture and little cafes, bars, as well as the hospitality.....  more »
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  • Beautiful Ancient Building with massive walls at one of the few entrances to Shangrila Ancient Town. Love the unique structure with "old" architectural design that is in line with the olden houses of ancient town. It blends comfortably into the charm of the olden era. In front of the Dukezong Ancient building is the huge parking lot. As such, it's quite convenient to visit this place.
  • it was snowing so hard that i barely see anything.

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