It is well worth venturing out from Dali to Shaxi, a former Silk Route trading post where Tibetan merchants sold their sturdy horses in return for tea.
Its photogenic cobbled streets and stone houses are an attraction in their own right, while it is also known as a base for trekking and foraging for rare pine mushrooms, which are considered a delicacy in Japan.
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Located in China’s south-western corner, Yunnan means ’South of the Clouds’ and in fact most of the province is located on lofty heights, over 2000 metres above sea level.
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