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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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Luodai is an ancient town just outside Chungdu. The buildings date back to...

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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Big Big place where you can shop, eat, see and also a theme park for you to enjoy More on youtube - lolsia2000

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was little about Luodai that was unique -- it was the same products as any other 'old street' in China. It was pretty enough, but definitely not worth the hour-and-a-bit bus journey each way. English information in the one open Hakka guild hall was very very poor -- the others were shut. An awful lot of the streets were... More 

Thank Hlamme
Shanghai Region, China
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37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit far to go for what it is, in my opinion. I'm not saying it's not worth a look, but definitely not something to prioritize if you don't have much time in Sichuan. We spent a good part of the morning wandering up and down the streets munching on different snacks for sale.

1 Thank heelandcoo
Chengdu, China
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one of those ancient towns that aren't really ancient, but you really appreciate the relaxed atmosphere. Take a bus from Xinnamen bus station for 8RMB and in 45 minutes or so you'll arrive. Cute little shops, paths, and very welcoming people.

Thank dmaxj16
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Big Big place where you can shop, eat, see and also a theme park for you to enjoy More on youtube - lolsia2000

1 Thank LohHongTao
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It was built during The 3 Kingdoms Period. It is accesible by bus from GuiHua Qiao Station, Chengdu and be able to reach in about 1 hours plus journey. It is the largest Hakka residency, about 85% of the population. The local food is a combination of Hakka & SiChuan, and the dialect, over the years, have a hint of... More 

1 Thank andr_mo
Groningen, Netherlands
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68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Good place for a day out. Had great local food! Although it was all a bit reconstructed, there was still a lot to see and enjoy, if you engaged with the locals.

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Chengdu, China
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

nice for day out but very modern chinese, not so tradition & ancient. good for taking family over a day!

Thank Li W
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Luodai ancient town is like Hoi An ancient town in Vietnam . The main street is wide like Dali ancient town in Yunnan but there is no town wall. There is just one street so don't be afraid of getting lost like in Lijiang ancient town. Like every ancient town, there are stores selling clothes, souveniers, food & drinks. The... More 

1 Thank Sui H
Chengdu, China
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30 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Luodai is a refurnished Hakkha Community in Chengdu. It worth to spend 2 hours there just try local food and shop some cheap interesting things. In some way a real part of local people's life was reserved. If you have enough time, as a local Chengdu native people, you can choose this place over Jinli Old Street or Kuanzhai Alley... More 

2 Thank AlexTung
Beijing Region, China
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

After all the ancient places we have seen I didn't think Luodai was all that interesting. There is a museum there about the Haka people which is very interesting and has some very old artefacts there but otherwise just souvenir shops

1 Thank Angie_travel888

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