Visit a Quiet and Rural Daxu Ancient Town
For those seeking a step back in time of the Old China, Daxu Ancient Town, the largest among the “4 greatest market towns in Guangxi Province”, is a promising historical and cultural spot in Guilin where you can embrace the antique and remaining prosperous charms of a genuinely traditional China town. Located approximately 20km to the southeast of the city, near the bank of the Li River, Daxu Ancient Town was initially founded in the 10th century and has owned its great history for over one thousand years. Daxu used to be a thriving market town during the period of the Republic of China (1911-1949) due to its convenient water transport. Now the heyday has gone and leaves the tranquility for the whole town. Containing the richness of Chinese history from the ancient to the modern time, Daxu Ancient Town offers many interesting sites to be explored from the old street with a quaint bluestone path, beautiful ancient houses dated back from the Ming-Qing dysnaty to the traditional market, antiquated stone bridge, and numerous historic places across the town, which evokes an enchanting ambience from the simplicity and slow-pace vibe you can barely get anywhere. Visiting the quiet and rural Daxu Ancient Town is an enjoyable experience that you can contemplate the Chinese history and authenticity in the most leisure way.