Shaxi

Shaxi is a historic market town.The Sideng market square of Shaxi was added to the World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites in 2001.Shaxi started as a trading point for tea and horses during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The prosperity of the town was at its height during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368–1912).

It is probably the most intact horse caravan town on the Ancient tea route leading from Yunnan into Tibet.The two main ethnic groups of Shaxi are the Bai and Yi people.

Add:Shaxi,Jianchuan County,Dali,Yunnan

 

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