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Daxu Ancient Town

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Introduction to Daxu Ancient Town (大圩古镇)

Daxu Ancient Town is one of the Great Four Ancient Towns in Guangxi Province. The town is situated at the east bank of the Li River, 23 kilometers southeast of Guilin. Firstly built in the early Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126), Daxu has a history of over 1,000 years. With the well-preserved ancient buildings and streets, traditional culture and local customs, Daxu Ancient Town is a hot tourist attraction for tourists to explore some ancient glamour of Guilin.

With its advantageous location alongside the Li River, Daxu Ancient Town used to be a leading trade and commercial hub during the ancient Ming Dynasty. Now this quaint ancient town is especially charming for its antique styled buildings and the preserved traditional culture. When visiting Daxu, the Old Street which is runs through the town is a major attraction in the town. With a length of 2.3 kilometers, the Old Street is paved with bluestone and lined with many old residences, shops, and stalls. This is a great place to feel the old history.

At Daxu, the Longevity Bridge is something not to be missed out. This stone arched bridge was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Standing not far from the Li River, the bridge is a great place to enjoy the fantastic views of the river. The Seven Stars Tombs which was discovered in 1990s with many valuable funeral objects excavated and the Docks which survive from Ming Dynasty are other interesting sites to see in Daxu Ancient Town.

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Eastern Bank of the Li River, 23 Kilometers Southeast of Guilin, Guangxi, China

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Main Sights

Old Street, Longevity Bridge, Gaozu Temple, Hanhuang Temple and Assembly Halls

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Travel Information

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: Whole day


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1. You can take regular bus (Guilin to Guanyan) from Guilin Bus Station, which takes about 40 minutes.

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Travel Tips

1. The recommended time for a visit is about 4 hour.

2. The Bus fare from Guilin Bus to Daxu Ancient Town is about 6 yuan.

3. The best time to visit there is April to October.

3. It is highly recommended to avoid the golden holidays like National Day of China.


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