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Luodai Ancient Town

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Address: Ba Jiao Jing Street, Long Quan Yi Town, Chengdu, China
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Description: Luodai is an ancient town just outside Chungdu. The buildings date back...
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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It is a fascinating place to visit , It is as U moved back in time to the old good days . I enjoyed shopping here for toys for my kids but remember to bargain , ENJOY .

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It is a fascinating place to visit , It is as U moved back in time to the old good days . I enjoyed shopping here for toys for my kids but remember to bargain , ENJOY .

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You can take the bus from Xinnanmen bus station the bus ticket price 6 RMB and take 50 mins to there. After walk at Luodai Ancient Town you can connect to Mini great wall by mini van at there (A lot) the van cost 10 RMB take 20 mins to there.

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Oslo
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This ancient Hakka style street is worth visiting. It is a mix of historic sights/activities, local snacks, and cheap toys. I recommend getting your picture taken dressed as a Chinese emperor and his wife!

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East Hampton, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very interesting walk down a street that has been able to maintain its historical look. Many shops are offering products that are interesting, but there are lots of typical tourist offerings.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

An ‘ancient town’ brings to mind untarnished monuments of heritage, but as with most ancient towns i’ve experienced in china this one combines a little cultural history with overwhelming modern consumerism. So many shops selling overpriced plastic tack, symptom of the ‘made in china’ phenomenon i guess. I even saw one shop selling a badly prioritised t shirt saying "rape... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Basically, this is just a really long, ancient looking street. At least that's all we explored. That and a buddhist temple nearby. Maybe we missed other attractions in the city. We ended up coming to Luodai because we woke up too late to head to Leshan to see the Big Buddah. This was a nice afternoon spent walking down the... More 

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Chengdu, China
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I took the bus from Chengdu - it's very close and easy to organise if you go to Xinnanmen Bus Station. Buses go every 10 minutes. Go out the back of the bus station to buy a ticket - not inside the main building. The most interesting part is a long street that meanders up a hill with a temple... More 

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Luodai is full of history and a great way to spend the day shopping and enjoying the ambiance of an ancient Chinese city. It's an easy bus ride from Chengdu, with many choices of good restaurants, shopping areas and people watching. A great time was had by my group!

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Chengdu, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was heavily SIchuan influenced rather than Hakka culture to me. Walked for 2 hours and I have not found anyone speaking Hakka around. However it was pretty scenic and easily accessible from Chengdu itself.

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Disneyland Paris, France
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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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