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Address: North of Lijiang County, Yulong County 674100, China
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A Quant Old Town

It was much quieter here than Lijiang or Shuhu Old Towns but had a similar feel with local shops and restaurants. We had an interesting lunch in one of the local restaurants which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Singleton, Australia
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Singleton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was much quieter here than Lijiang or Shuhu Old Towns but had a similar feel with local shops and restaurants. We had an interesting lunch in one of the local restaurants which was quite tasty. It was good to sit and watch the passing locals. It's amazing to see how so many people live in what we would consider... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very little things to do or see around here, don't listen to every suggestion by the "lonely planet". We got there by bicycle from Lijiang old town, about an hour paddle. There's a good homemade brew !

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We visited this place as part of a tour and it was described as an ancient town dating back about 700 years are many ancient constructions that were originally built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Today, although many of the ancient buildings may still exist most of the small shops are devoted to selling merchandise to tourists. A good stop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Cute ancient town which loses its authentic feel as a result of hipster clothing shops. There were more locals going about their normal business compared with Shuhe but the majority of people on the streets were domestic tourists.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Baisha ancient town has yet to attract scores of tourists and able to protect its natural beauty, authentic life style of Naxi tribe and enchanting scenery. Stroll slowly through this ancient town to appreciate ancient architectural designs, die-tablecloth craft, impressive silk embroidery artwork, etc. We heard about a famous doctor in this ancient town and happened to pass by his... More 

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I like this "Old Town" 古镇 best of all in Lijiang. Shuhe 束河 would be second best in my opinion. The main Lijiang Old Town, least attractive of all. Plus, it is mobbed with noisy domestic bus tours most of the day. Baisha is not that busy, even in mid-afternoon. The high point for me were the textiles. Tie-dye tablecloths,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We took the number 6 bus from the new area of town outside of the north most square for a trip to this lovely town . The trip there was very interesting as we were able to get away from the tourists and enjoy the local flavor of the area. Baisha sits on the large plain about 20 minutes outside... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Baisha is still real ! Not sophisticated as LiJiang Dayan. Easy access from Shuhe and great mountain view from some roof top terraces. There is a small cafe on the main street that serves great "Yunnan Arabica Coffee" ( the name is on the board) and dumplings, it has a roof terrace and the owners speak good english.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Baisha Ancient town is still authentic and not modernized compared with the other two ancient towns. We stopped here for lunch on our tour. There are shops and restaurants but not to the degree of over built. Very educational town..

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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Baisha is a must and certainly the most authentic village of the three Unesco villages. It is the oldest one and you can feel it straight away on arrival. Beautiful and stunning! Don't miss the Embroidery School of Mu's Family at the entrance of the village, beautiful works.

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