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Shuhe Ancient Town

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Address: 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China
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Shuhe is a small village a couple miles to the north of Lijiang, in Yunnan...

Shuhe is a small village a couple miles to the north of Lijiang, in Yunnan province. It has similar old architecture as Lijiang with similar places to buy Naxi woven cloth and products from local artisans. A major advantage over Lijiang is that it is relatively unknown so the streets are much less crowded and food and lodging is cheaper. In addition to woven goods, there are stores selling wood carvings, Naxi style pottery and silver filigree jewelry. There was an elderly artist whose paintings were all done with the edge of his thumb producing quite astonishing images.

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A very beautiful oldtown. In January not many people there which makes traveling really comfortable. Definitely worth to see

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful oldtown. In January not many people there which makes traveling really comfortable. Definitely worth to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a short bus ride from lijiang old town(#11 bus cost 1rmb) it's quieter and calmer than lijiang , also it's free to enter all the time. Shops and food are also a lot cheaper. We enjoyed this place more than the other old town .

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a quaint and cute village and a welcome escape from the humming and very crowded and noisy Lijiang Old Town. Lots of great little restaurants hiding around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It was less developed than Lijiang old town. Quieter and have nice local Sichuan food ran by a couple. Very nice. The river there was cleaner and I just love it there! Take a full day there. A taxi from Lijiang Old Town to Shuhe was about 30RMB. If you are lucky you can take a taxi back as well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Quieter then Dayan old town. Less crowded with more water features. Nice to stroll around in the evening and have a meal. Prices are cheaper than Dayan old town and food is more 'local'.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This "old town" has been built 10 years ago on a nice and simple real old village. What they call Shuhe ancient town is just a joke and another was to vampirize tourists.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It is fascinating to walk through this village nestled amoung the mountains. Yes, it is touristic but it has style-- lots of boutiques, artisans, bars and restaurants. Lots of the young shop and restaurant owners came from other parts of China looking for a cool, alternative lifestyle. We stayed here for 5 days ( Bivou hotel) as a base to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Famous place but I don't impress that much. too commercial for me, if you want to visit more real local I would suggest Baisha more than shuhe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We visited this Old Town twice by horse cart which was free as we stayed at Pullman Resort. This Old Town is much smaller than Lijiang Old Town but it has its own charm and a little more authentic. There are plenty of horses and horse carts offering rides to those inside the Old Town. There are restaurants and cafes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Eventhough my hometown is so much different in term of culture, building design, environment, etc... i dont know why but the first impression that my heart giving me that time when i stepped on the rough-big old stone patch road in Shuhe Ancient Town was "feels like home". I was fascinated with the small patch road and original designs of... More 

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