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Address: Middle reach of Jialing River, Langzhong 637400, China
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Visit the Ancient Town - It's Real

This is a "for real" ancient part of town. It's loaded with street vendors, restaurants and it's a very active site. The "ancient" buildings are just that. No phony stucco over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Don L
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Chengdu, China
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Chengdu, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a "for real" ancient part of town. It's loaded with street vendors, restaurants and it's a very active site. The "ancient" buildings are just that. No phony stucco over prefab or concrete. Lots of walking. A fun way to spend an afternoon and/or evening.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Unlike many other artificial "ancient towns" that were built with cement in recent years, the old houses and courtyards in Langzhong are original. As a major tourist attraction in Sichuan, it has not been ruined by commercialization. You can still see local residents living their daily life there. You can even saw two schools and a kindergarten hidden among the... More 

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Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a very nice old town. It's a lot smaller than Lijiang but definitely less touristy. It's good to visit soon before large throngs of international (and local) tourist groups invade the place. We stayed 2 nights within the old town which gave us more than sufficient time to comb through the town at a leisurely pace. However, one... More 

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Isola Vicentina, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

langzhong ancient town is a nice place to spend a couple of days. even though the main road is pretty touristic, the atmosphere here is much more authentic than in lijiang or dali. walking along the side streets you'll see local people living their everyday life and not just shops or restaurants for tourists. if you're looking for a place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I really liked this city and am grateful to our hosts for taking us to Langzhong. Although surrounded by a large modern city, the ancient center is wonderfully maintained and, as someone else said, not commercialized, at least not too much yet. I think, of all the old cities I have visited in China, this one comes closest to answering... More 

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Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

You can go there by public bus in few hours (they say 3, I say 5) from Chengdu and it is a pleasent trip through the lush sichuanese countriside. Once there, begin your trip in the feng shuei museum, which has a 3d model of the city and the sourrououndings spot and let you understand why it is where it... More 

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China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Langzhong is one of the few places in western China where you can see a real old town without overt commercialism. It feels natural and the people are so friendly. There some wonderful old wooden traditional courtyard-style family hotels but unfortunately they are not on TripAdvisor's hotel list. I recommend the He Jia family hotel if you can speak a... More 

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