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Sifang Streets Square

the centre of Lijiang, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #11 of 70 attractions in Lijiang
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Malacca, Malaysia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

There are many dance performances held in this square. A nice place to relax if you are tired of shopping. Down side is that there are many people who smoke and spit indiscriminately.

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New York City, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Where many bars and restaurants are located and the meeting place of people to begin the evenings. The central location in old town and a good landmark to find your way around the old town.

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Shanghai, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Was here for Christmas Eve 2013 with my wife, and we spent the entire night walking the old town and visiting different music bars, mostly standing out front or under their windows for a few minutes to take in a song and then move on. The food streets on our way to the square from the hotel were an amazing... More

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Grosseto, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Amazing and full of small shops with handmade products! You can also see some artisans doing silver bracelets or coloured scarfs in front of their shops! The prices are low but you can also bargain for lower prices! You can buy good teas and flower tea with a lot of benefits and taste them before buying! Moreover you can relax... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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168 reviews 168 reviews
73 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The older Naxi women from the various surrounding villages go to the square each day to meet, chat and dance (keep active). Apart from the dancing, which they invite everyone to join in, there is often also other street entertainers in the square.

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Rotterdam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

During daytime, this is just a new, big square with many shops and eateries around it. Men try to sell horse rides. Not particularly interesting.

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Beijing, China
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525 reviews 525 reviews
249 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

At the entrance to old town where taxis can drop you off, the entrance to the right leads you towards bar street which is literally exactly as it sounds (and worth a night to experience). The highlight of Sifang is at 7pm every night after the sun has gone down, the locals congregate here to perform a dance in a... More

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Beijing, China
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

They say where ever in the Old Town. You are can follow the river backward and it will lead you back to the Sifang Square. And it's true, lol.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Good place to watch the early morning and evening dances by the Naxi women, but the bars and clubs nearby drown out the traditional music - something the Lijiang authorities should act on. Otherwise can be pleasant during the low season and early hours of the morning, and good views of the Hizi Mount / Lion Hill.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Too many loud bars/pubs. Although the city has rules that music should not go past 11:30 at night, it has no regulation toward the volume. If you have gone there years ago, you can revisit to see the big change

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