Shāxī 沙溪 Travel Information
This is a wonderful town and I strongly recommend a visit for anyone out in the Lijiang/Dali region. It's got all of the traditional architecture and ethnic minority culture, with hardly any of the tourists!
Getting there: Shaxi is about three hours from Lijiang (Bus: 17RMB), four hours from Dali (Bus: 24RMB). From either, take a bus to Jianchuan. Outside Jianchuan station are minibuses with Shaxi signs in their windows. Rides are 8RMB per seat, and take approximately 45 minutes.
Lijiang to Jianchuan daily bus schedule:
Number 58 Hostel (58号小院)
Tel. 86 872 4721358
Shaxi Cultural Center and Guesthouse (沙溪文化中心)
Contact: Xiao Yang 13577851576
General town information: http://www.teahorse.net
Shaxi Rehabilitation project: http://www.nsl.ethz.ch/irl/shaxi
Tea and Horse Caravan road: http://www.silkroadfoundation.org/newsletter/2004vol2num1/tea.htm
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tel. 13988712705 / 13988745996
I would recommend Woody Guesthouse for those looking to spend a second night or coming in from Daju. Its located near Sean’s guesthouse towards the far side of the park for those coming in from Qiaotou, about an hour and a half from Tina’s and Middle Leaping Gorge, which I also strongly recommend. The views from the bottom of the gorge are incredible!
The owner is very friendly, speaks English well and the food was excellent.
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