Xizhou a small town of Bai ethnic group

Xizhou Dali Yunnan
The small town of Xizhou is a former Bai ethnic town where traditional architecture of the era of the Nanzhao kingdom is well-preserved. Riding on one of the richly decorated dwellings, the view over the rooftops of Xizhou is a beauty.

Well-preserved Bai Ethnic Town

Located about twenty kilometers north of Dali, the village of Xizhou is an ideal destination to appreciate the architecture of the Bai ethnic group. Once upon a time, it is a very important military outpost of the kingdom of Nanzhao, this village showcases its historical value by being extremely well preserved. Today, there are about 90 traditional houses of the Bai ethnic group located in this small village. These homes generally have three parts to the east, west and north and a large ornately carved wall to the south, which is where one can witness the beauty of Bai architectural artwork at its best. The beams of the houses are finely carved and, from the court, the eaves appear exquisitely decorated with a rainbow of colors.

Local Market in Xizhou

Saturday is market day in Xizhou. It is an opportunity to meet the local population. In the large town square, you can find vendors and shopping stands selling meat, vegetables, fruits and daily spices. A little further, it is the embroidery and wax stains. These tissues, which are the specialty of this village, are used to make clothes, shoes, hats, and even serve as linens as well!

 

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