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Ancient Architecture of Bai Nationality, Xizhou

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Address: Xizhou Town, Dali 671004, China
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Decent quick stop in Xizhou Town

As far as other reviewers are saying, the building itself is indeed less than a couple decades old. Admission (30 RMB without the dancers) is a fair price to see what's... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Eric J
Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

As far as other reviewers are saying, the building itself is indeed less than a couple decades old. Admission (30 RMB without the dancers) is a fair price to see what's essentially a replica of a typical Bai architectural design, which is essentially what you're getting. If you're into architecture, then you'll still enjoy touring through the compound. Being rather... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

65 rmb to see a few temples that you have probably already seen 20 other times in china. Several stupid stores inside selling nothing interesting. Guide was annoying. Find something else to do.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Look at the picture. Nothing old here just a copy of old architecture used in some old buildings but replicated on every store front in this area. A sign in Chinese and English nearby says "In 1980 the Chinese government realized the tourists and economic potential of this area and began an ambitious building program". That sums up this area.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Our Bai host said that the house was typical of wealthy local homes which were all laid out on feng shui principles with the largest room on one side of the house (occupied by the oldest member of the family), directly opposite the families of the offspring in order of their position in the family. The classical Bai dances were... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a traditional Bai nationality house, with a cultural dance and service of 3 teas during the performance. A good introduction to the culture and customs of the Bai community. The performance is not top- notched but the architecture and artwork of the house is worth looking at. Costumes and some cultural items are also on display here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

You entered into this enclosed village where there are some original homes and rooms of the Bai Nationality. They are best known for the tea. As part of our tour, there is a tea tasting and show. You get to try three teas and they were fantastic. As for the show, not so much. The younger performers looked disinterested. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

Pretty much a tourist trap. Entrance fee of RMB 60/ head is way too much, given the quarter-hearted "tour" in strong Dali village accent and "brand new" architecture (nothing ancient about it). The rooms downstairs were properly furnished... Gives you the chance to sit on antique furniture. Don't bother going upstairs as its just one tea shop after another. Didn't... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

If you like architectural design, this is one place that you don't want to miss! It is a two storey high building with very fine artwork, caligraphy and paintings by Bai Ethnic. The design was impressive. I was particulary attracted by its big screen wall facing east. It will reflect the sunlight into other rooms. The visit also includes cultural... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

It is still have a feeling of quiet old town in April 2013. Not sure how long it will last. I have been to many ancient towns and they are so packed with shops now.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

This is the village where The Linden Centre is located. If you are not staying at the Linden Centre you should really come here for a day to explore the narrow alleyways, the old houses and of course to visit the Linden Centre for lunch or a tea on their amazing back terrace. The village has a really good morning... More 

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