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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking in the small streets of Xizhou and having lunch on the main square in the little restaurants. We also discovered the Baba specialties (sort of stuffed bread either sweet or savory) cooked in the streets. Truly delicious!!! Surrounded by rice field...More

Thank Marie-Cécile C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Xizhou has a much more authentic feel than Old Dali. We visited on a market day and the streets were filled with many more buyers than tourists. Wander in the residential areas to see how things used to be all over. Narrow streets with high...More

1  Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for an old China experience with the sights and smells of Cathay (picture upturned roof eaves, horse drawn carts, agricultural scenes) this could be it. Excuse the march of 21st century China's progress seen in WeChat transactions, nationalised car industry and Baidu....More

1  Thank Choo-Beng G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

English version below Una excelente opción para excursiones desde Dali. Hermosa arquitectura naxi, bastante bien conservada aunque con restauraciones y algunas partes en decadencia. En buena parte del pueblo se mezclan los comercios turísticos y los destinados a los locales, lo cual lo hace más...More

Thank Julio D
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The street is nothing compared with old city. Too crowdy, poor management and the mix smells of all kinds of food is sometimes horrible, though they r delicious....anyway u will feel disappointed coming here if u already visited the old city...

Thank Julmurka
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went in through a big gate to Xizhou Town. There's also a cultural show of the Bai people somewhere near the entrance. The show depicts that of the hardwork of the Bai ethnic. There's also a museum and information of them. There's a lot...More

Thank Noor711
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting this bustling market town (the market was open when we were there), showed a combination of old and new. There were many newer homes, probably built in the past 20 years or so, but still with the old town square, which also had a...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Xizhou is a heritage town with character, it has got the usual 'Square Street' (town centre), the Town has adequate eateries and many cafes plus a few bars, alsosome shops selling sourvenirs, etc. But not too commercialised yet, I love this more than the Dali...More

1  Thank Calvinta
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Coming to Xizhou, mainly you want to visit the museum of Yan's Compound, the dwellings of the ethnic minority of Bai in Dali, the compound built in 1920s. Yan family was a richest family in Xizhou, Yan compound has collections for different dynasties, now it...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We spent about half a day here taking in the sites & sounds of the town. While still an "old town" in the area, it's not nearly as commercialized as Dali Gucheng. This particular town, not far from Zhou Town, sells a lot of the...More

1  Thank Eric J
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