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still retain some old charm

You can avoid entrance fee entering in the town by some backroads! There is still some authentic charm of old Naxi arhitecture. Nice streets, full of shops and crowds. A hike to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Beijing Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of stores that are all similar and trying to sell you stuff. The architecture is great, but mostly you just have stores playing the same music and selling the same things.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You can avoid entrance fee entering in the town by some backroads! There is still some authentic charm of old Naxi arhitecture. Nice streets, full of shops and crowds. A hike to the hill can award you with beautiful views on the old town and there are some nice butique hostels aswell. But the real pearl is hiding few km... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This Naxi ethnic minority town with decendants of Tibetan nomadic tribes is a lovely place to wonder and visit the shops and restaurants. Mountain waters flow through the town. In the background is Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

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Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Lijiang old town was probably the most famous old town in lijiang. It was beautiful, but way too touristy, crowded and spa little bit artificial. All the shop were selling the same souvenirs. I suggest you try to go to shuhe old town and baisha old town, it's a less touristy, less crowded and more authentic old town located not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Reconstructed after the huge earthquake some years back. Beautiful and huge with tons of shops selling similar stuff. Extremely touristy and expensive. Lots of bars too that sell very pricey drinks (think ~$10 for a glass of juice). Shuhe Ancient Town or Baisha Ancient Town offers a more authentic experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very touristic but the buildings are still beautiful. I would recommend this place to explore the further area but the town it self is a bit to touristic

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed here for a few nights to explore the old city and to start our hike through the tiger leaping gorge. The old city serves only one purpose and that is tourism. Knowing that is still has a few nice spots to visit such as the surrounding parks. There are a lot of hostels in the old city to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our time in Lijiang was very much enriched by our tour with Li who took us around the old town to other villages to see how the local people live. It was a wonderful way to understand the history and traditions in the town without too many tourists. Thank you Li for a fantastic tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lijian old town was once very quaint, but now is full of tourists and tourist shops. The best part in the morning market which is filled with local woman buying their food for the day. Also great is climbing up the narrow streets to see the view of all the roofs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good for night life and foodie with their great many Bars and Resturants. Shopping wise, the price is higher than ShuHe and comparable to Dali.

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