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Lijiang Old Town

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Address: Lijiang, China
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Half-Day Tour: Lijiang Old Town and Black Dragon Pool

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Charming town with lots of restaurants, shops ! A must in Yunnan

Cute town. Take one day to walk around as it's quite big. Many streets and places where you can stop. Street food, artisanal shops, souvenir, ice-cream place, few temples. In... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Cute town. Take one day to walk around as it's quite big. Many streets and places where you can stop. Street food, artisanal shops, souvenir, ice-cream place, few temples. In evening you can either walk around and appreciate the nigh view or you can enjoy the nightlife with tons of bars and clubs !

Thank AlineEvr
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lijiang is old town is beautiful, but it is totally ruined by tourists. Especially at night, (karaoke) bars crowed streets and tourist shop after tourist shop. If you want to enjoy Lijiang be sure to go out of season or early in the day in high season.

Thank Josgreet1
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old town it's just a bunch of souvenir shops and restaurants for tourists. You can stay one night, or more if you decide to see something near the city, but don't expect too much from the city. It's called "old town", but it's all fake. To enter you have to pay 60 yuan: don't lose the ticket, it'll be... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for a walk! Even if you don't want to buy anything, this place will still introduce you to many of the signature treats of Lijiang, Yunan(the province Lijiang is in), and of the minority tribes that live in Yunan. Lijiang Old Town is a collection of many small streets lined with many small shops. I highly recommend climbing... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for some colorful photos and some nice small hotels/gardens you can do this but I wouldn't come again the next time we go to Lijiang

Thank C W
Athens, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, during the day you have to pay an 80 rmb entrance fee. By the waterwheel at the main entrance there are some old women running an operation where they will sneak you in for 20 rmb. After 6 pm, you can enter for free but then be prepared for massive crowds of Chinese tourists. Some of the streets are... More 

Thank Harring10
Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee is steep at 80 RMB, but tickets are apparently good indefinitely, as the ticket checkers at all of the gates seem eager to usher you in. I highly recommend to go in the day time, because the place is absolutely packed after 7:00 PM. If you're looking for souvenirs you'll be in heaven, but if you just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here in hot July at the height of domestic tourist season. My wife and I were here more than 15 years ago. Yes, it is more crowded. Yes, it is a little less authentic now. However, it is still a beautiful enjoyable place and a great place to walk around especially at night.

Thank Philip M
Pau, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the entrance is not FREE! To get in the old city, everyone must pay 80rmb to get the ticket. Or you can go after 6pm when there will be no staff control. Like one of the famous or UNESCO listed old city in China. Yes, Lijiang is becoming too commercial and crowded and expensive. To avoid the... More 

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town is a nice place to hang out for the day sampling the traditional food/drinks and also if you love silver, this is the place to come. You can practically bargain here and usually the prices are quite good. The stores are mostly the same though. It does get very busy here though after mid morning and in... More 

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