Shaxi is the only surviving historic market town on China's ancient tea horse road. Guests can stroll through the old streets, step onto an ancient theatre stage, walk along the same paths as the horse caravans, and browse in the artisan shops in Sideng square.
Xizhou has been historically important as a trading post along the Tea Horse Road, it was once home to a landing strip and radio station for the Flying Tigers during WWII, has been home to notable rulers and governors of local polities past and present, and has gained notoriety in modernity for its high concentration of preserved and restored traditional Bai architecture and protected heritage sites.
The Linden Centre, Rongchuntang, is situated in Wengxiang Ancient Village of Dongshan, Suzhou. It was originally built by Liu Gongbao, a local wealthy merchant of Qing Dynasty. It is representative of Dongshan late Qing architecture and is the largest ancient residence still remaining in the area. The site covers an area of over 3,000 ㎡. Due to its massive size, people in Dongshan have come to call Rongchuntang "the house with 108 rooms".