Shaxi, Yunnan, is a well-preserved historical trading town in Jianchuan County on the ancient tea route called Tea Horse Road, or the Southern Silk Road. Open drains and canals flow parallel to the stone streets, with ageing timber and mud-brick houses glittered throughout the town. (Nomadasaurus) Biking though the surrounding areas is breathtaking and through reflection we can see how this village connected South East Asia to China.