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Lijiang Old Town

Lijiang, China
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Ranked #3 of 71 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Initial review would expect this place to be a boring old town with ancient buildings and boring museums. But at night, the place lives up to be one of the best party town this side of Shanghai.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Where to begin? Our greatest mistake was staying for more than one day. In the first day we explored Mu's mansion and walked a few of the nearby streets. We joked how there were so many drum shops to be seen. Little did we know that exploring further on day 2 we would see that in fact all the shops... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

By now I have been to quite a number of "ancient" towns in China. Lijiang Old Town is losing its charm at a fast rate as it gets commercialized very rapidly. There are even MacDonald's and KFC in the town. What used to be just red lanterns has turned to modern lightings. The nights are very busy with many singers... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The old city was charming. Beautiful cobbled streets, narrow and winding through the town. Three canals also wound through the town. Lots of places to eat and drink. Lots of shops. Plenty of opportunity to watch the world pass by. Worth a visit.

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Shenzhen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We flew in to LiJiang San Yi airport on 23rd July 2014. The trip was special , we were to meet a friend who walked from ShenZhen to Lahsa since 18th May 2014. We were to join him at San Yi airport to walk for 100km towards Shangrila. On arrival we walked from airport to Lijiang Old Town, and the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lived the canals, bridges and very lively music from every street corner. Lots of very happy families just enjoying themselves

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

history,culture Just came back from Lijiang , It is really charming and unforgetable travelling experience when I stayed in KuaiLe Hotel. It is located on the outskirtsof Lijiang old town , a quite classic chinese inn with a spacious and beautiful garden courtyard where chinese tea and fruits are provided for free of charge. We stayed on the second floor... More

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Greenbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

is to enjoy the Old Town, and the Square. There are ethnic dancing groups, and other entertainment daily. There are tons and tons of interesting shops to visit and beautiful scenes to photography. The town was filled with young couples which made the visit kind of romantic.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A few steps away from the main touristy streets and alleys, it is still easy to find more quiet environments. Stay in the south end of the old town (along Guangbi Alley for instance) for a much more quiet and relaxed atmosphere while still keeping the old town charm. And no, the old town of Lijiang is not completely newly... More

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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lijiang China old town is great place to spend the night. We explored the twisting streets and what is wonderful is that cars are not allowed in the town.. You have to walk in and a porter will come out with a cart to carry your luggage to your hotel. You need a map of the town because of the... More

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