Shaxi – Entrance to the Nanzhao Kingdom

Trekking - Ancient stone carving - Old towns - Salt mines - Market - Home stay

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Shaxi has a long history dating back to the warring states (475 – 221 B.C.) and started to flourish under the Nanzhao kingdom (738 – 902 A.D.), as an important entrance to the Tibet plateau to the North and India to the West. Local Han, Tibetan, Yi, Naxi and Bai cultures all left their footprint on Shaxi, and this makes a must-visit destination for travelers interested in Yunnan. Besides history, the natural beauty of this place is amazing, and Shaxi is home to the largest and best preserved market along tea and horse road. Zomya will help you to arrange a trip around Shaxi, to markets, ancient villages while enjoying the natural beauty untouched by tourism.


Best season: Oct - Apr


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