Lijia Old Village

Lijia Old Village, Lin County: Address, Lijia Old Village Reviews: 4/5

Lijia Old Village
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Mountains • Caverns & Caves

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Mariepahl
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Qikou and Lijiashan day trip from Pingyao
May 2018
Definitely worth to take the long ride from Pingyao of about 3 hours to see The village Qikou at the yellow river but especially the village Lijiashan. It might be not many people still living there but the atmosphere is nice and calm, not many tourists (only Chinese), no tourist shops, etc. only a few hotels. Worth staying overnight. Telephone number of one of the hotel owners I talked to for reservation: 15834390943 (only Chinese but probably also wechat). You don’t find many places like this is western China anymore. Let’s see how long it lasts.

Took a driver for 1000 RMB. Start 8am. Drove until 10:45 am. 1,5 hours in Qikou. 20 minutes drive to Lijiashan (not recommended to walk even though lonely planet says so, not a nice walk and half of the way is a steep mountain road). 2 hours in Lijiashan. 3-5:30 pm ride back to Pingyao.

Great rememberable trip!
Written May 25, 2018
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JarlNL
Amsterdam, The Netherlands38 contributions
Interesting, but not a highlight
Aug 2017 • Family
Very small old village in the hills. Looked recently renovated, Do not expect a living old village. It is more like an open-air museum nowadays. Not many people still living there. I asked an old man to look in his house, to really get the picture of a cave house. Toilet facilities and drinks are there. I was glad we had lunch in Qikou.

See my Qikou review for travel details of this trip.
Written August 27, 2017
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anthonyg605
Tokoroa, New Zealand74 contributions
Dismal
Jul 2015 • Couples
Packed with chinese tour groups all day long, couldn't even get a room to stay overnight and had to bus back well after dark. Word is out. Expensive entry charge. Avoid at all costs
Written July 31, 2015
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DonCesar
Nuremberg, Germany2,030 contributions
Calm and peaceful
Aug 2014 • Couples
I guess this is the translated the name of Lijianshan. Cave houses, some 40 people leave there still and rent their places, for some 7 EUR per person, breakfast, lunch and dinner included. There is several houses that does this, so just ask. I would recommend the one entering from the parking lot, to the left, its a huge house with a courtyard and a lovely family, food was ok and the shower was one of the best I had in China.

Well, we all agree that this place is special, so China will probably inject some million dollars anytime soon. Its in Lonely Planet but still is not that crowded with packs of backpackers. Some local daytrippers only. Please make yourself a favour and stay there for a day, even leave some time and stay 2 nights, there is not much to see but the place is peaceful or at least that was my experience.
Written January 26, 2015
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dhannum
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Get there quick!
May 2013 • Couples
Li Family Mountain (Lijiashan) is small village on the side of hill alongside the Yellow River in Shanxi Province. The closest town is Qikou. The village is one of the better preserved examples of traditional cave houses that are built into the hillsides (called yaodong in Mandarin)). This place is getting ready to explode, not with the foreign crowd but with the domestic audience. A new five-star resort has just broken ground and a new highway is inching its way toward this out-of-the-way location. You will stay in a genuine cave house and the owners will cook for you, all included in the room price. But get here quick, before it's overrun.
Written June 21, 2013
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