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Sifang Streets Square

the centre of Lijiang, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #13 of 67 Attractions in Lijiang
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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345 reviews 345 reviews
237 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A square with all the happenings. Busy, crowded, noisy with restaurants and bars fronting it. A meeting place of sorts and a mingling ground. Flavours and smells abound. Everything from tau foo to bugs and shrimps can be found grilled or stir fried on the woks. Dancers from the bars entice patrons with their performance. A great place to unwind!

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Malacca, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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187 reviews 187 reviews
81 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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247 helpful votes 247 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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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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