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Huanglongxi Ancient Town

Huanglongxi Town, Shuangliu County 610200, China
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I gather many ancient towns in China are like this - the town itself is ancient, but pretty much everything in the town was built yesterday, albeit in a style similar to the ancient. Once it may have been genuinely historically interesting, now it is just a tourist spot, full of small shops and kiosks. These offer a good range... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited Huanglongxi on a very busy Sunday. We arrived early as we had a train to catch later in the day and were very glad we were as early as we were as it became very crowded. The waterway was full of children with water pistols and other water toys spraying each other gleefully and the shops and cafes were... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Huanglongxi Ancient Town was one of the top 10 ancient towns in China. I took a bus from Xinnamen Bus station to Huanglongxi Passenger Transport Center. The bus fare costs RMB 14. From the Huanglongxi Passenger Transport Center, I took another public bus direct to Huanglongxi ancient town. The public bus fare costs RMB1. In fact, the ancient town is... More

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Victoria, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I knew going in that this town, like many "old towns" in China is very tourist oriented and lightish on real historical buildings but I just couldn't get into it. Could put it down somewhat to the busy Sunday afternoon crowds, but overall it just felt very fake, and the admitted prettiness wasn't doing it for it me. Watching hordes... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Journey : About 1.5 hours Bus journey from Xinnanmen (rmb14 one way). Arrived at HLX bus station and hopped on small bus (rmb1 one way) to entrance HLX town. Stay: 1 night at SanGuoShiFu 三国食府 (rmb280 Pernight family room, 4 pax, booked through Angel - Sichuan exploration holidays). Hotel about 10 minute walk from entrance. Room heater was warm and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Huanglongxi Ancient Town is a bit of a drive from Chengdu, something like an hour and a half. It is not a good trip if you're not well rested, as you will do plenty of walking once you get there. Huanglongxi is an absolutely charming place. A small stream runs through the walking street area of this lovely town. On... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Enjoyed the walk and visit this place with my husband and friends. Feel the ancient town of China with may souveniers and foods shops along the way. I like the most is the stream that divided the 'town' into 2 and ended up in a river. For those travell with young children, bring along a swim suit or extra cloths... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is as close as the chinese get to letting their hair down. No stag parties or drunken youths, but, you can actually get a beer here and watch tourists drift past, without anyone batting an eyebrow. No kiss me quick hatsthough. It is about 40 minutes from Shuangliu , therefore about an hour and a half from Chengdu (35... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was my excellent experience in Chengdu. Me and my wife went along with 2 more couples to this place on weekend. My friends previously told me, this place , you can experience ancient china. I thought, it was like some model or small museum. But this place is entire Town. We took around 40 mins , drive from Chengdu... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My Chinese friend took me there one day, we took bus from centre of Chengdu and transfered to another bus by the new campus of Sichuan University. It took us about 2 hours to get there (and 3 yuan per person). That day wes sunny, so there were loads of people. It's really nice and pretty but super touristy and...fake.... More

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