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Shangli Ancient Town

Shangli Town, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625007, China
+86 835 232 7119
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old China like you imagine it

When entering China you will be overwhelmed with the huge cities full of starbucks, skyscrapers and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
lukas v
Georgious old town

Lovely old town, very pretty and a peak into past times. Lots of places to eat and buy souvenirs... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Sharon J
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Shangli Town, Yucheng District, Ya'an 625007, China
+86 835 232 7119
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

When entering China you will be overwhelmed with the huge cities full of starbucks, skyscrapers and cars. But when you want to have a glimps of the more traditional way of this strange country going to Ya'an's old town (Shangli town) is the way to...More

Thank lukas v
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely old town, very pretty and a peak into past times. Lots of places to eat and buy souvenirs. A couple of hours is more than enough time required here

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Shangli prides itself as being one of Sichuan's best ancient towns, but somehow this place was very unconvincing. There are only a small number of truly ancient structures. Most noteworthy of these are the Qing Dynasty Han's Complex and the stone arch of the Erxian...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A gem in the quiet mountains. Walk through the timber market, grab a local snack or a full meal..i had pork noodles seasoned with bamboo shoots and spring onions. A lot of handmade items and Tibetan textile. Full of history and culture. China to the...More

Thank Shingi N
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What can be better than cheap food and a good ancient town. We were here for a friend's wedding and had to visit this place which was amazing. Spend some time drinking tea by the river and try the famous noodles.

Thank michaelkon
Reviewed 16 September 2015

You can grab a microbus at the Ya'an Tourist Station for ~10 RMB (40 minutes) to Shangli or hire a private driver for ~60 RMB. The drive is beautiful and not too curvy. Shangli is a breath of fresh air from Ya'an. The city if...More

1  Thank Happiestbaby
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Many shops with souvenirs and some restaurants. This place feels typical China so it's really worth a visit :)

Thank olssonmalin
Reviewed 16 November 2014

You will need a car to get to this very charming traditional village. You will see the town’s old bridges, houses, traditional opera stage; lots of shops where local artists sell their craft; small local, good restaurants. The day we visited, many students from a...More

2  Thank Dom21076
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Our first stop in China was Chengdu, which we did enjoy, but it was too high market and didn't really have the feel of China that we wanted. I had did some research and found this little gem of a town. It was easy to...More

3  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The existence of this historical continues only due to the large numbers of tourists who fill the streets and local shops. Without tourists there would be little to it, yet it caters well for visitors by having salespeople speaking varying languages, easy to spot prices...More

5  Thank butterflyrach
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9 September 2015|
Response from Akybra |
Hey there! You won't find any direct buses to Shangli, you need to take a bus to Ya'an (should be one every 30min from Xinanmen bus station), once in Ya'an at the front of the bus station you will find mini-buses going to... More
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