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Address: Lijiang, China
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I've been here during my 10days trip in Yunnan. The old town it's really amazing. There are a lot of small shops where you can find many stuff, most of them handmade. The old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've been here during my 10days trip in Yunnan. The old town it's really amazing. There are a lot of small shops where you can find many stuff, most of them handmade. The old buildings and and the channels give a magic atmosphere to this part of the city. I suggest to go on the top of the hill where... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I stayed for less than an hour and left. Staying in Shuhe Ancient Town gives a comparison to what a much quainter, and slightly more authentic old town should be like. Way too commercialised, crowded, dirty and loud with bars competing in noise to attract customers. Apparently there is a fee to enter but I'm not sure how this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lijiang is still one of my all-time favorite places to visit in China. It is simply stunning, and because it is so far from the most populated areas--it doesn't feel crowded. I visited back in 2008, and still have fond memories. I stayed at a hostel in the Old Town (I think it was part of the Hostel International chain).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lijiang is incredibly commercialized, as it is a very popular spot for both Chinese and foreign tourists. I would not hold high expectations for the old town during the day, but the night views from one of the high rise buildings are still absolutely fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

WE loved the beauty of the Old Town with its cobble stones streets, flowers, bridges and local people in their traditional wear. There was nothing we didn't like Translation over a phone was a plus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

As if often the case, certainly in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai, the once beautiful old towns and quarters have been turned into tourist traps and every single shop is selling tat that you don't really need. Food and drinks are overpriced, you will get hassled on the street and it doesn't feel historic at all. However, there is one plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visit the city on both night and day , for different atmosphere. It is a little commercialized , with the bars having girls to perform as to attract the tourist. I love the lights at night, so much of traditional experience in China . I did not buy anything there , as there was just too many people. Mind where... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were in Lijiang for 2 nights and this came highly recommended. Well, it's not something that we look forward to but I must say it was a pleasant experience. Its very commercial but the cafes and small shops are so nicely placed that it gave us a lot of photo opportunities. It's actually nice to walk around for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you like a good market, this one has something for everyone. The meat market is especially captivating as practically every bit of the animal is used...not much waste... making the sights rather interesting.. The old town is like a little Venice with small "canals" running alongside building and walkways. It is quite scenic. Many artists and would be artists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

The Naxi music is performed here nightly and it's worth the cultural experience. But this old town is eras away from a traditional feel. The architecture and view is stunning, but it is loud and extremely commercialized. Bring some ear plugs when you walk the streets because not only are the streets narrow (about 5 feet wide) each bar blasts... More 

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Additional Information about Lijiang Old Town

Address: Address: Lijiang, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 80 - 80

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