I had a great time in Qibao. After reading the very brief description in lonely planet (the older version) I decided to head out.
While I didn't quite figure out how the museum attractions worked I was able to visit a few. The Miniatures and Shadow puppets are particularly worth the stop by. Although I didn't quite work out how the fees worked it was not expensive so I really didn't worry about it.
I enjoyed this because it felt authentic. It may not have been but it definitely felt better than wandering around the streets of old town dodging scooters, and cars.
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