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Moxi Ancient Town

 Garze Attractions

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Introduction to Moxi Ancient Town (磨西古镇)

Moxi Ancient Town is located in the south of Luding County, Sichuan, China. It is at the entrance of the Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park, and belongs to the outside protectrd zone. Moxi Ancient Town is also the tourism reception base and entrance of Hailuogou Scenic Area. This town is about 304 kilometers away from Chengdu and is 52 kilometers from Luding country.

Moxi Ancient Town has a long history. It has become the enclaves of Han, Tibetan, Yi and other ethnics since ancient times. Most of the buildings are left over from the Ming and sing dynasties and these ancient buildings shows a primitive peaceful flavor. The most worth to see in the town is the gothic church which built by French missionaries in a different style. 

Now, Moxi Ancient Town is just the transfer station for people who go to visit Hailuogopu scenery. Most visitors would like to stop here for a rest or feel the ancient town’s flavor. There are many hotels and meals opened in the town. Passengers can taste the famous local food.

   
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Location

South of Luding County, Garze, Sichuan, China

   
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Main Sights

Luding Bridge, Catholic Church, Golden Flower Temple, Golden Flower Temple, Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park and Avalokitesvara Ancient Temple

   
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Travel Information

Admission for Moxi Ancient Town: free

Opening Hours: whole day

   
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Transportation 

1. Visitors can take train Chengdu-Kunming Line from Chengdu, then get off at Xichang Station, and then transfer special-line buses from the station to Moxi Ancient Town.

   
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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 1 days.

2. The best time to visit there is in May and June.

3. It is not recommended to visit attractions above during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation around will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.


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