It is probably the most intact horse caravan town on the Ancient tea route leading from Yunnan into Burma and Tibet and is now being preserved through a cooperation between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH) and the People's Government of Jianchuan County.
- , World Monuments Fund - Shaxi Market Area
- Forbes, Andrew ; Henley, David (2011). China's Ancient Tea Horse Road. Chiang Mai: Cognoscenti Books. ASIN: B005DQV7Q2
- "Shaxi Rehabilitation Project / Projekte Schmid / Prof. Em. Dr. Willy A. Schmid / Projects of individual professors / Projects / NSL - Network City and Landscape". Archived from the original on 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
- Shaxi travel guide from Wikivoyage