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Commerical but can find some hidden things

Found it initially very commercial with shops and noise, but with the area expert Keith we discovered quieter places, amazing views, hidden courtyards, lively market, and some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Found it initially very commercial with shops and noise, but with the area expert Keith we discovered quieter places, amazing views, hidden courtyards, lively market, and some other interesting features.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

China has taken to tourism with a bang and Lijiang is no exception. Partially destroyed by an earthquake there is little that is ancient and interesting left, apart from one old stone bridge. Now it is a fast food Chinese style, restaurant, dressing-up and shopping heaven for the 15 m Chinese tourists who visit it each year as part of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have traveled to many markets and this is one of my most favorite markets in the world i highly recommend even though it is a little touristy i highly recommend going it is very awesome .

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice town, good atmosphere but too many shops. I do not like the request to write a minimum of 100 words when I have fewer words to write

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Lijiang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Baoshan Stone town this March. It takes 3.5 hours driving from Lijiang via Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, you have to buy the entrance fee of the snow mountain. The water of Jade Dragon snow mountain looks like jade. The scenery is fabulous and magnificent. There are just few local people live there and few tourists visit there.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lijiang is very touristy, in fact there's very little left of what used to be ancient. China has a knack for trying to recreate the old with the new with the hope that it can pull it off. The new town is modern with all its trappings of fast food restaurants and tourist shops. By all means take it all... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The old town has grown more commercial as the number of tourists increase. Noticed the domestic tourists outnumbered overseas tourists. The prices are quite competitive comparing to bigger cities in the East. We still can get souvenirs and fashion items at very reasonable price. I believe the food and beverages are overpriced. Be careful when you decide to have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wandered the old town by day and by night, for me the best bits were a street or 2 off the main long street between the square and the Water Wheels. Go in knowing that 90% of the shops sell junk and embrace the experience

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's a tourist trap. Too crowded with tourist. No ancient city feel inside. Have to bargain if you wan't to buy something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having read enough about how commercialized this old town became, I was prepared for all the shops. Yet I was pleasantly surprised with portions of the town preserved to reveal the ancient culture and living. Recommend to visit late at night, when the bars are open, and early in the morning (around 8:00 AM) before all the shops opens and... More 

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