Overview:Dali ancient Xizhou Village is featured by its Bai Ethnic Minority architecture with famous mansions such as the Yan Compound and the Hou Compound. The village flourished in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and became well known as home to tea merchants.
Located 18 kilometers north of the Dali Ancient City in China Yunnan Province, the ancient Xizhou Village is characterized by its Bai Ethnic Minority architecture. There are several large mansions in the village, the most famous ones are the Yan Compound and the Hou Compound. The village flourished in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and became well known as home to tea merchants. Each year teams of horses would set out on the Ancient Tea Horse Trail from Xizhou to Tibet. This lucrative trade allowed the villagers to build incredible mansions and private gardens featured with elegant and exquisite "San Fang Yi Zhao Bi" "Si He Wu Tian Jing", paneled doors, sculptural relief, hand-colored painting, etc.
In the town you will meet charming Golden Flower beauties every corner of the street, dressed in bright colorful the Bai's apparels and accessories, the beauties look like a elegant landscape in Xizhou Town. On the street, you can buydifferent kinds of Bai Nationality's handicrafts and gourmets, and you will feel a warm and homely feeling.
Traffic Route: At a distance of 400 kilometers from Kunming City, and 32 kilometers from Xiaguan, tourists can take bus from Kunming to Xiaguan, and then transfer a bus from Xiaguan to the destination (bus ticket: RMB 95-116yuan).
the Bai's houses Kunrui Hotel in Dali City, Tel: 0872-2166608; Tianlong Hotel in Dali City, Tel: 0872-2209888.
Special Drink and Food
Three-course Tea, Dali cold rice noodles with chicken thread, milk curd, Xizhou cake, rice cake shred, etc.
Near-by Scenic Spots
Nanzhao Island, Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, Butterfly Spring Park, Haixin Pavilion, etc.