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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, Cultural
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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visit to admire the beautifully restored buildings, wander the maze of small streets and sip coffee in the little cafes by the little canals. But like many places that have become popular, there are too many shops selling the same touristy stuff and at night the pubs come alive with live bands and discos. It gets really crowded towards the... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Wow! What an assault on the senses! Lijiang Old Town transforms at night into a disco bar heaven for young adults. The shops are open until late and sell everything from local Yak toffee to Balinese (yes!) nik naks but it is colourful and bright and full of life. Plenty of street food on offer. The narrow cobbled streets do... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Incredible number of 'ke-zhan' or traditional Inn to choose from to stay. Restoration is beautifully done but fame has obviously brought too much commercialization. Too busy & noisy if relaxation is part of your plan. Nice choice of café/pubs with live singing. Some of the singers are actually very good...

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Let me tell you this. Now is the time to visit the famous Li Jiang old town. Li Jiang is experiencing high level of development inside and outside of the old town. It will only get more touristy, more commercialised and its charm harder to find. Don't miss out! In low season when we visited, Li Jiang was an very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The place looks like a painting, very beautiful and not realistic. A lot of Naxi people that are dressed with their old costumes, very nice. The atmosphere during the day is nice and we were lucky with the warm weather and it wasn't so crowded. During the night, the place becomes super fun with a party atmosphere, however it's a... More

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Johor Baru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lijiang has become one big disco at night. There are still spots of the old charm but fast disapperaing.

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

find a quiet B&B and go out and explore old town and surrounding countryside. Make sure to visit the Yak meadow and the Naxi village - try to hike in that area if possible

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved walking in the streets especially near the bridge.The main square was very interesting seeing the locals dancing etc. Be aware that there is a lot of chinese tourits and some streets can be very crowded

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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great place to get to know about Lijiang, the culture, the food, the people, their life and also their interests. Those who love nightlife and listening to folk songs of Lijiang and also modern music can find the right bars to hang around. Great place to buy souvenirs too but do survey around as there are many repetitive shops selling... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful town but crowded with tourists for day and night. Many good location for photo taking and drawing.

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