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Lijiang Old Town

Address: Lijiang, China
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Ranked #3 of 67 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went there with a group of friends by self drive from Guangzhou to Huizhou. Stayed a couples of days at Huizhou and drove to Kun Ming.Stayed 2 days at Kun Ming and continued our journey crossed DaLi and to the old town of LiJiang."Gu Cheng" means ancient city is a world Heritage site located at LiJiang city of Yun Nam.One... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Lijiang old town is a place you must visit if you go to Yunang .Although bit touristy the experience is nice . There are lot to see and learn . If you want to eat it is cheaper and better to eat from a place near the main road which is separating the old and the new towns. I think... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A really big town with everything ancient and modern. At the front is a square with water wheels and landscaped gardens where crowds jostle for space to have their picture taken. Tourists throng the streets with shops and vendors selling everything from souvenirs to antiques. There is also a McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut at the front of the square.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Go and see the old town during the day time rather than night and you will enjoy a more relaxed trip. It is a living small old town rather than a tourist hot spot before 7:00 pm take a easy stroll and marveled at the old buildings, look very carefully the setting and the overall composition/structures of this international heritage.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I love Old Town Lijiang: a maze of cobbled-stone alleys with unique chinese/chinese- fusion architecture buildings.It is a very clean area with a stream flowing through it and drains that networked the area has clean odorless water flowing. At the South Gate of the Old Town where i stayed, there are many good looking guest houses along the river with... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

whatever people say that its over crowded and become very commercial but its still one of its kind and worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Such a beautiful ancient town, local markets - fruit and veg market is superb, and puts our supermarket buying to shame. Local shops in the market area where you can buy just about anything The town has narrow cobbled streets, with little shops with different traders selling tourist goods such as silver, fabrics, jewellery, and many other items also restaurants,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you like the Disney experience , this would be for you , as there are hundreds of shops vying for your custom. If your interest is life experience, then Baisha Ancient Town with many ancient constructions that were originally built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), still can be seen, for example the Dabaoji Palace housing the well-known Baisha Frescoes.

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Assen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spend a week in Lijiang Old Town. A nice experience. Lots of things to see, a lot of authentic Chinese restaurants, small canals, bridges and `old` houses. But also a lot of Chinese tourists, so already in the afternoon it can be very crowded. Als a lot of tourist shops with truckloads of souvenirs. Prices are pretty cheap according... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Too noisy and a bit too touristy. I had not expected such intense nightlife. Morning athmosphere is the best

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