Nixi, a Tibetan village, located in Shangri-La County, is a part of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. Villagers mainly make a living from barley cultivation, and 80% of local families still follow traditional and ancient techniques to produce black pottery.
Their potting skills have been carried on for nearly one thousand years. Nixi black pottery enjoys great prestige in northwestern Yunnan Province and the whole Tibet area, for its unique appearance and special function for cooking (it makes the food more delicious).
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Trips and Tours Ideas in Shangri-La
Wonders of Yunnan
16 days | Best seller
A travel plan for travelers who want to explore the most attractive landscapes of Yunnan in one trip.
Deep Exploration of Yunnan
17 days | Meili Snow Mountain
A journey from Kunming to Shangri-La via Lijiang with small detours in intimate Yunnan. Magical natural sites and meeting of minorities on the borders of Tibet.
Baima Nature Reserve and holy mountain Khawa Karpo
4 days | Shangri-La, Deqin, and Benzilan
Mount Kawa Karpo rises to 6740 m. Three wide rivers flow through Mount Kawa Karpo, the Yangtze, the Mekong, and the Salween.