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Weishan Ancient City

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Introduction to Weishan Ancient City (巍山古城)

The ancient city of Weishan is located on Mount Weishan in the west of Yunnan Province. The ancient city was established during Yuan Dynasty. The city is centered by an arch gate tower. The streets intersect each other in parallel and the shape of the city is a symmetrical square, a typical Chinese ancient city structure. There are 25 streets and 18 lanes in total. The wall and gate was originally made of soil and clay. In Ming Dynasty, people switched to bricks to build the city.

Mount Weishan is abundant in cultural and historical elements. From Yuan Dynasty, to Ming and Qing Dynasty, the city of Weishan has always been a part of the empires. It was the earliest part of Yunnan Province that started to embrace civilization, during which numerous temples, historic buildings emerged. Most of them are well-preserved to the present day. 

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Dali, Yunnan Province, China

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Weishan Ancient City, Mount Weishan

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Travel Information

Admission for Weishan Ancient City: free

Opening Hours: whole day

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1. Visitors can take public bus No.4 from Dali Ancient Town, then get off at the South Passenger Station, then tranfer special-line bus there to Weishan Ancient City.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about half a day.

2. The city is in Dali, which is blessed with perennial spring-like weather. Thus it is suitable to go to the city all year round. However, a hug swing of temperature between day and night is common in Mount Weishan. You had better bring one or two winter clothes with your summer wears. 

3. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, Guilin with suitable weather will meet a lot of tourists, so the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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