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Lijiang Old Town

Address: Lijiang, China
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Ranked #2 of 81 things to do in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Old Town was a delightful couple of days. We were there during the tourist season and the town was hopping with local and international tourists. It had a good atmosphere with a lively, "enjoy yourself" feel. There are lovely old lanes and nooks everywhere and a pleasure to explore. There is a small river through the town, and with... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to visit during a quiet period (the down-side being how cold it was) so we didn't have to contend with the crowds that we had been warned of. Without question the Old Town is touristy, but if you look beyond the souvenirs and kitsch then you will be rewarded by an insight into a time gone by.... More 

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Hellendoorn, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice restaured place but some area s are dangerous because of too many people. U cant hardly move and cant see anything from this beautiful village. Walk more down and it will be less growded. Food: Thank god there is a pizza hut, believe it or not u have to wait for a table! But eat the yogurt with fresh... More 

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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had the great opportunity to visit Lijiang in early 2000, before the "rush" to restore and modernize it. Among my most notable memories from back then was the lack of infrastructure. Most shops in the center of the village did not have electricity and most of the buildings were so run-down it was miracle if they should survive the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you look past the many shops that sell souvenirs and other touristy stuff, you'll see how much the people here love song and dance and how kind and helpful they are. Just that sometimes they can't communicate in other languages so they come across as rude at times. So many small streets and many little things to do. Get... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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204 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We arrived in the old town from the train station via the number 4 bus, which cost 1rmb. It's hard to know exactly when you are there as nothing on the bus was in English but when you see the busy streets and KFC on the bend, it's time to get off! The old town is a pretty cool place,... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lijiang Old Town itself is beautiful, but it's spoiled by rampant commercialisation which we weren't expecting in a UNESCO world heritage site. When we were there in January 2015 the blaring amplified sound of karaoke bars and drum shops completely spoiled our experience of this town.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Unspoilt and natural - local crafts and foods - lots of local people and few westerners - but disliked the incessant bartering and we had one of our bags stolen - so be aware!

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Shanghai, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Only a small city compared to many other Chinese cities, however a great city for tourists. A well managed and safe city.

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xi an
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

we were there with friends last august and found this is a very nice place to relax .so many shops in their old style.beautiful buildings .many bars with good singers .lot of shop owners hit the drum while selling their musin disc .

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