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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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Much smaller than Lijiang Old Town and very quaint. Shops again repeat, but more relaxing to wonder thru and people easy to bargain with for the best price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Much smaller than Lijiang Old Town and very quaint. Shops again repeat, but more relaxing to wonder thru and people easy to bargain with for the best price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

They are still building the "old town", but I heard a fire destroyed a big part before. I like the little streams, but was not really impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Shuhe town is quieter n less crowded than Dayan. there are a lot of quaint shops n cafés and you can enjoy coffee, tea or alcohol and listen to live music at the bars. the food in Shuhe town is nice and not too expensive. I stayed at Shuhe town and it's lovely. Dayan is very crowded at all times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Happened to stay in a boutique hotel at the edge of the town. Walked into town for dinner and was expecting it to be like Gucheng as I have read the reviews. There are similarities as well as differences . The building structures are mainly similar but the vendors are quite different from Gucheng. There are more varieties of things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you liked photo taking. This is the place to be. Best time to be there will be early morning when there are less crowd. And if you like the night life. Come in the night to enjoy strolling in the town. Variety of shops from cheap souvenirs and local snacks are available. You can bargain if you liked. Toilets?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Similar to Lijiang Old Town, but quite a bit better. Less crowds and more authentic. More variety in shops and less repeats. Some Naxi people in local clothing going about their lives which Lijiang didn't have. Not busy at all in late morning. Only a couple of miles from downtown Lijiang. There are lots of horse carts and ponies at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The first time we went, we were dropped off by the Banyan Tree hotel driver. We didnt realize we were in the new part of Shuhe. On another day, our guide showed us the old town. It is more quaint than the old town of Lijiang. Interesting stores and we found some good restaurants. It is pleasant to walk through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed in Shuhe Old Town for 2 days and 1 night. It is quite nice with some good restaurants and cafe. It is nicer than Lijiang Old town which is very commercial but not as nice as Dali Old town which we also went to. One thing we didn't like were the taxi drivers. We booked a taxi driver... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I prefered it to Lijiang/Dayang old town. More genuine and less busy. walking here in the morning and evening was really very nice and highly recommended. Best to stay in ShuHe than LiJiang.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Shuhe is a miniature version of Lijiang, with similar shops and tourists, but it managed to keep its charm and it is still pleasant to walk its cobbled streets and relax in a cafe by the river. The main centre, the "bar street" with its French cafe and Italian restaurant, can be noisy with its competing singers and musicians. The... More 

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