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West Street (Xi Jie)

West of Yangshuo County, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Having seen this kind of street in most of China's touristy towns and cities, I would never buy anything here. It's filled with souvenirs and trinkets, brand knock-offs and all manner of fast- and snack food. But it's pretty and fairly eclectic, the atmosphere is nicely buzzy, and the vendors are less intrusive than is usual in these highly commercialized... More

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Hong Kong
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Souvenirs and more than a few restaurants to choose from, good busy place to hangout at in a relatively relaxing city. We found a restaurant on the 2nd floor overlooking the busy intersection from the balcony.

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Zhuhai, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lots happening, lots of great shopping, lots of touristy shopping too. An hour in the heat was enough - had to keep going into shops with AC!

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you want to see tourist, to buy souvenirs, it is the place. But even the nice old building are hardly visible covered by neon and publicity

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

West Street was a great place for a relaxing wander through the mix of stalls, shops and restaurants, all with the karst mountains as a backdrop. The restaurants were amazing in that the food was really good but surprisingly inexpensive. We only had a day there this time, but if we get the chance to return we would certainly stay... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went in the hight if summer and it was full of Chinese tourists. It was fun to walk around, people watch and get a few cheap souvenirs. Wouldn't have wanted to stay here for a week but was fun for a night or two.

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very busy,touristy (domestic tourists mostly) area but worth seeing on the way to quieter more natural areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the most famous places in Yangshuo. Actually there is nothing too special, but worth a visit. Just enjoy the typical Chinese atmosphere here: many people, crowded, noisy ;)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I visited West Street (also known as 'Foreigners' Street') during a hot (35C) and humid early August afternoon. The street is an 'S' shape along its length. Pros: -Pedestrianised. -A few shops selling quality items, if you know where to look eg The Xiang Culture Arts & Handicrafts Shop (expensive but quality). We had a guide when we visited. -Numerous... More

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Almost every stall and shop sells the same things, so you can really take your pick. I bought the embroidred long purses at a stall at the very end at a very good price, even cheaper than when I bought the same thing in Kunming last year. You can also head for places where there are less customers. They ae... More

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