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Address: North of Lijiang County, Yulong County 674100, China
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An interesting place to visit

Baisha village was the earliest settlement for the Chinese Naxi minority group and the village retains a lot of its authentic charm with Naxi women wearing traditional outfits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Baisha village was the earliest settlement for the Chinese Naxi minority group and the village retains a lot of its authentic charm with Naxi women wearing traditional outfits and lots of old traditional houses. The village consists one or two eating places, a few shops and lots of typical Naxi houses- an interesting place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our favourite ancient town so far. Only problem here is the road and drainage works which has been ongoing for half a year and which have churned up a lot of dust in this town. There are so many quaint cafes and shops selling souvenirs and artifacts. We visited Dr Ho while we were here. He was happy to speak... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We came here on the way to the airport from Shangri-la and spent a good 3 hours or so. Within quick driving (or bus #6) distance is the small but great monastery at the foot of the mountain (beautiful bc it is much more colorfully-painted than what you usually see, partly bc it is a bit newer). Inside the town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Baisha is about half hour drive from Lijiang. It is clear that the town has not yet been changed by the massive tourist group. But the cafes and shops in bilingual signs also show that it is no longer such a pure place. We had a very good lunch in the Sand restaurant. We visited also the embroid school. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Located less than hour's drive from Lijiang, this little old town is definitely worth a visit. Made up of just a couple of streets and minus the tourist traps, it is easy and relaxing to explore. We visited in the morning as the local residents were starting to hawk their foods and fresh produce in the market square. We bought... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came here after visiting the dragon snow mountain. which is less than half hour drive. It's a small old town with no local tourists and few foreigners so it made it relatively easy to walk and to explore. It was raining when we visited so it was a pity we couldn't cycle around. Most of the homes are still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my homebase when I visited Lijiang back in Dec 2012. Really happy I was here instead of the tourist trap that is Lijiang Old Town. Although Baisha Ancient Town has catered to tourists (english menus in a few restaurants is a sign) it is still pretty authentic filled with old buildings and local residences. I stayed in the... More 

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Chongqing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a small old town, still unspoiled by tourism. Don't forget to visit the Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute with fantastic, very fine needle works, resulting in almost photo-like images. You can see the work being done by students, teachers and masters. have a look into the fantastic gallery and, if you want, you can purchase what you see.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Yes, Baisha is another ancient town near Lijiang. However, the buildings are original, not reproductions of old-style buildings. The main street is lined with shops, but you can also walk down side streets with houses where people live. Surprisingly, cafes have menus in English and Chinese, making it easy to order. The people at the cafe where I ate seemed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Visiting Baisha village was probably one of the highlights of our trip to Yunnan. It isn't yet been taken over by the tourist throngs and commercialization that overtaken Lijiang. The town still retains its ethnic character and is a good way to see how life used to be in Chinese villages. Its only 20-30 minutes away from Lijiang and we... More 

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