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Luodai Ancient Town

Ba Jiao Jing Street, Long Quan Yi Town, Chengdu, China
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Ranked #21 of 183 Attractions in Chengdu
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Luodai is an ancient town just outside Chungdu. The buildings date...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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