Shangri-La Dukezong Ancient Town Restoration
Restoration of Dukezong Ancient Town in Shangri-La County of Yunnan Province is well underway. One fifth of the ancient town was burnt down by a fire in January 2014. The restoration project is worth an estimated 1.2 Billion Yuan and is expected to be completed by 2016. Dukezong Ancient Town has a history of over 1,300 years and is a major tourist attraction in Shangri-La. The village is known for its traditional Tibetan architecture and culture. Despite parts of the village still under reconstruction it is still worth visiting the ancient village to experience the local culture and remaining architectures.?