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Luodai Ancient Town

Ba Jiao Jing Street, Long Quan Yi Town, Chengdu, China
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Ranked #23 of 189 Attractions in Chengdu
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Luodai is an ancient town just outside Chungdu. The buildings date back to the 1600's. The main street is 1km long with ancient buildings on either side containing shops, craftsmen and restaurants. There are a number of dress and costume shops where people dress up to have their photo taken. It is easy to reach by either bus or taxi from Chengdu. The journey is c. 20km and takes about 45-60 mins. On a Sunday it is busy with local torists. Many of the shops and street vendors are of the native Hakka tribe. Well worth a visit for half a day.
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Disneyland Paris, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Luodai is easily accessible from Chengdu, buses leave Xinnanmen station regulary, 7 yuan tickets are bought from a 2nd building just behind the station. Well indicated by many signs. After you get in Luodai, you'll be quickly surrounded by taxis and persons trying to make you pay to get the the ancient street. Do NOT accept. Just walk in the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed at Traffic Hotel beside Xinnamen Bus station so it is very convenient for me to just take a bus to any of the attractions out of Chengdu. On the very first day I was in Chengdu, I went to Huanglongxi Ancient Town. Luodai was not in my tour itinenary but on the last three days in Chengdu, I... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited on a Sunday morning taking a bus from Xinanmen bus station. You have to purchase your tickets (@ 7RMB) at a counter outside the bus station building (there are signage put up, you just have to follow them). The bus journey is about 40 min. There is no need for advance purchase of bus tickets. Return ticket is... More

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Daegu, South Korea
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a nice place to eat some famous food and do some shopping for stuff that you don't need. It is easy to get to, but I wouldn't go again.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Liked - Snacks. Dislike - nothing much to see except beautiful structure shops. Most of the shops selling almost the same thing. Just a 1 way strolls

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The ancient town is more or less transformed into a tourist trap. Nothing really special about it. Things are quite pricey and vendors are unwilling to bargain. Souvenir items were 'modern' and tacky. From the food perspective, you can try the local grilled meat, yak products and herbal teas and chinese snacks and sweets. If you are looking to visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I really enjoyed visiting this street. It's a long walk from anywhere so worth getting a taxi there - it won't cost too much.  Night time is very cool because the lanterns get switched on.  There is also a street food market which was packed and a few nice bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The journey from city to this outskirt of Chengdu took about 2 hours. You can take a bus to the terminal and the journey to Luodai is about 2 hours at RMB$7. Once out of the terminal, there will be dozens of rickshaws shouting for your attention. We paid RMB$4 for a less than 2 minutes ride as we were... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had some time and energy to kill, so we went for a half-day visit to Luodai, 45 minutes east of Chengdu. Easy to get to – frequent buses, leave when they are almost full, fare was 7RMB per person one way from Chengdu Xinnanmen Passenger Station. The main street of Luodai Ancient Town may have sort of a fun-fair... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Tourist trap with 1km of souvenir shops. maybe one square with buildings from 1800 was okay, but I wouldnt really call it ancient.

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