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Shuhe Ancient Town

2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China
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Ranked #4 of 70 attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Loved this Shuhe Ancient Town - more authentic, less people and better prices This is big so you better explore it - lots of corners - but loved that it is less commercial and less explored - and people are so nice Have a beer at the Stout Beer House - it is nice to relax and listen to the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were in Lijiang Old Town two times until we thought we'd try something new and went to Shuhe. The thing that made us go bananas was the beautiful garden-thing, with the trees and bridges and flowing water. It was simply just beautiful and took our breath away. Deffinately worth a visit if you are in that part of Yunnan.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Like most of China, modernisation and development is booming in the Lijiang region. Old towns like Shuhe and Bai shui, that few years ago had few if any shops, hotels and relatively few tourists are now travelling the same path as old Lijiang town itself. But as a base, we much prefer Shuhe, its less busy and more open

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Alice Springs, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the place to be in Lijiang. Forget Lijiang Old Town, its way too touristy. Shuhe Ancient Town is quaint with beautiful waterways and a more original feel to the old buildings. The people are more friendly and a nice dinner for 2 can be had for 150rmb. The streets are wider and the network of canals and waterways... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Here is the little brother of Lijiang. We bought Jade here and it was much cheaper than in Lijiang. The atmosphere was great, the mountain paths and walking through the village was a fun and relaxing experience. The people were friendlier than in Lijiang Old Town and that made us feel very welcomed. At some point in the afternoon there... More

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

culture, the foods were of the local minority, with local handy crafts, the waterways that filled the old town were very nice and the minority foods were an adventure ~ crickets on a stick and a long spiral cut potato with seasoning were mine to enjoy !

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you've already experienced Lijiang Old Town, it may seem like more of the same at first, but the streets are less crowded and prices seemed just a little better. It seemed to me that more of the shops offered goods crafted by the owners of the shop rather than the cookie-cutter, factory-produced nick-knacks in Lijiang Old Town.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Old town (古城) is where you go to party, shuhe is where you come to relax. Smaller and less crowded with less to see, but more quiet stays and enjoyment. Full of the same great shops and restaurants.

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Shuhe is less crowded and a little less touristy than the Lijiang Old Town. A short hop to Baisha, which is a must if you like historical places. If you like a peaceful place with smaller crowds, stay here on your trip to Lijiang

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As lijiang have 3 villages around I think Shuhe is the best village to walk around. Lotsa cafe and pretty restaurants around and it's less crowded than the old village . I highly recommend tourists to stay here instead of other places.

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