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Address: North of Lijiang County, Yulong County 674100, China
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Very pretty place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Baisha is well worth a visit when traveling in this region. Beautiful architecture and the murals are also worth a visit.

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

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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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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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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