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Address: 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China
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Description: 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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Quaint, Quiet and Quirky

looks more 'authentic' than the busier Li jiang... food is awesome and generally cheaper than Li Jiang..

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is a thoroughly touristy town but that didn't take away from its beautiful cobbled streets and quaint shops. All prices are also touristy but still worth a stroll if you are I the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

looks more 'authentic' than the busier Li jiang... food is awesome and generally cheaper than Li Jiang..

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Was staying nearby (Grand Hyatt) and could have walked from the hotel. It was raining, so I took a taxi instead for 10 Yuan. Wandered around, looked at small shops, had a cup of coffee. There were horses to ride and girls could have colored ribbons braided into their hair. Went through a Tibetan Temple of sorts. It was free,... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Shops and shopers only. Everything is arteficial here. Even a Temple is new. Overpriced beer and food. You can even shop riding on a hors back. Lots of domestic turists with bags an that is all. There are better places to find real China or Naxi only few km away.

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Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Shuhe is probably my favorite old town in lijiang. It's more authentic and less touristy than lijiang. It's so calming just to walk around here, and u wont need to worry about getting lost here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

More beautiful and calmer than Lijiang. This town is becoming as busy as lijang but its still more calm and peacefull than its neighbour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Preferred this town than the other, smaller and not so noisy. Things are much cheaper also. There's a restaurant nearby the entrance where the sells all sorts of fried rice ( mainly for locals works there ) delicious and cheap. Other than that nothing much to shout about cuz its still an ancient town. Take a slow stroll and you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in Shuhe old town, which makes big difference, because you will be there after the tourists have gone home. From Shuhe we arranged some hikes, bicycle journeys in surrounding, and had very good time. We travelled individual, and good to know that in that area almost know speak any English, so be prepared

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lijiang is no longer the quiet, secluded little town as it was a decade ago. Each town is filled with noisy tourists and souvnier sellers. At night some bars produce deafening noises. But in early morning, when the noisemakers are still in sleep, take some time to roam around the stone-paved streets and trickling streams. The only relaxing moments in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you love shopping, this is the best in Li Jiang. Prices are cheaper than the Old Town and Dali. Even though there are similar shops but they do have some unique items in it. My friends and I enjoyed our shopping sphere here.

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