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Daxu

Daxu Travel Guide

Daxu is located at the southwest of Guilin, on shore of the tourists attraction--Li River. Daxu is a time-honored town with well preserved traditional Chinese architectures and the time-worn shiny stone-paved streets. The place is the commercial premier in the area. First built in the Qin Dynasty, over 2,000 years ago, Daxu Town began to flourish during the Ming Dynasty when it became the commercial premier in the area.
Main sights here includes stone-paved streets, Wanshou Bridge (Longevity Bridge), ancient buildings and the century-old dock. The street measuring 2.5 kilometers in length and 2 meters in width stretches through the town. This narrow street with its stone bases worn shiny by time and the many visitors are full of character. Wanshou Bridge is a single-arched bridge built in the Ming Dynasty.
Features
Along the river stands many traditional buildings well preserved from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. These wooden architectures with colorfully decorated eaves, elegantly carved doors and windows are still homes of the many locals.
A stroll along will afford a leisurely glimpse into the traditional courtyard where granny are sometimes seen telling story to a huddle of small kids. 13 docks have been built from the Ming Dynasty, among which five well preserved ones still work well.

Traffic:

You can take a regular bus to Guanyan at the Long-distant Bus Station besides the Railway Station and stop a Daxu.

DCT Tips:

Recommended Time for a visit: an hour

A wood door of Daxu

A wood door of Daxu

Street of Daxu

A peaceful house of Daxu

An ancient bank in Daxu

The gate of Daxu

An ancient bridge in Daxu

Ancient house in Daxu

Local people talking on the street

Famous bean jelly store in Daxu

A story in Daxu

Cobbled paths in Daxu

Taiping Gate of Daxu

A corner of Daxu

Booming flower in a courtyard

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