Return to a simpler time
2012-September-3 Source: Szdaily web edition
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There are many small ancient towns and villages in China where the lifestyle has barely changed over the centuries. At these places, you can learn how Chinese people lived back then, and also learn about China's ethnic minorities. Here are some of the recommended places.

Dajun Ancient Town, Yunnan Province

Located in the north of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Shuanglang Fishing Village is the kind of place you won’t want to leave after experiencing it. Located beside the tranquil Erhai Lake, the village provides the perfect escape from this polluted metropolis.

Sitting at the foot of the tree-covered Jizu Mountain, Shuanglang is particularly romantic at night when the moon shines on the lake.

You can stay with the locals and briefly live like a member of the Bai minority. Their homemade tea and fresh fish are particularly worth trying.

The Bais are known for their handicrafts, so it may be a good idea to stock up on some of their reasonably priced work to take home as a souvenir.

Transport: Fly to Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and take a train to Dali and get to the village by bus.

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