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Daxu Ancient Town

Daxu Ancient Town

Daxu ancient town is situated at the east bank of the Li River, which is 23 km (14.3 miles) southeast of Guilin City. Daxu Ancient Town is one of the four most famous ancient towns in Guangxi. With a history of more than a thousand years the town features well-preserved architecture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties along with stone-paved streets. Some of the buildings are so old that you might think they are too delicate, but they’re not.

The 2-kilometer street along the riverbank is lined with old residences and stalls. The wooden architectures have decorated eaves, doors, and window frames, which are still homes for the residents.

As you stroll around the street you’ll notice a stone-arched bridge named Wanshou (Longevity) Bridge which was built in the Ming Dynasty. It is a very simple bridge. With the Li River on its west and a creek on the east, it is a good place to appreciate the scenery of the river, the bank, the nearby hills, and the island across the river.