Old Town of Lijiang - China

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Old Town of Lijiang - China

Old Town of Lijiang - China
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA658 contributions
Must see when in Lijiang and a UNESCO site
Jul 2021
Take your time to explore all the alleys and streets of this gem. A UNESCO site, there's flower alleys, delicious food stalls and lots of colorful and ancient architecture to admire. We spent an entire afternoon there, had Chinese noodles and later dinner in a French bistro. Busy but not crowded and the weather was gorgeous as well. Definitely a highlight of our Yunnan trip!
Written September 19, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Crazy and a bit Repetitive
Jul 2021 • Couples
There are some good Chinese restaurants in and around this area. It is pleasant to walk around in during the day but there are lots of shops selling the same things (flower cakes, silver, djembes, etc.). We loved the look and feel of some of the areas.

It is hard to avoid the crowds and congrstion after 6 pm and around 9 pm it gets pretty crazy in there with loud music, clubs and bars. If you're looking for a good time at night I'm sure you'd find it here.

It is a little bit like a maze and we found the signage was lacking because we got stuck a couple of times. Be careful with the shops as quite a few font have prices displayed and we felt we were overcharged a couple of times relative to what we are used to paying for some items.

The registration to get in for foreigners took us around 5 minutes and we had to show them several different health codes. They made sure we wore out masks at the one gate but let locals roam maskless. Once registered make sure you take a picture so you can show at any entrance to get in easily the next time you go through.
Written July 26, 2021
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Larry B
Mariposa, CA74 contributions
Interesting experience well presented and worth seeing while here
Mar 2021 • Friends
Incredible sprawling old town area revamped to represent the old city with incredible beauty seems like a fantasy at night.mostly consists all varieties of small restaurants lodging place all kinds of shopping opportunities. Really fun and worth seeing.
Written March 30, 2021
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Mark Cobbett
Beijing, China68 contributions
Great ancient town
Sep 2020 • Couples
We stayed a number of nights in Lijiang and loved it. There are many streets to wander around with plenty of restaurants and shops to browse. There are hundreds of places to stay and many are quaint with nice courtyards. It is a very relaxing place to enjoy a slow pace of life. It is also a great base for exploring the surrounding area and taking day trips to places like Yulong Snow mountain and LuGu Lake. Highly recommend a stop in Lijiang on your next trip to Yunnan.
Written December 25, 2020
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Stewartli
Hong Kong, China559 contributions
Beautiful Lijiang
Nov 2020 • Solo
You can live with blue sky with white cloud weather at slow pace in the city. There are night lives with good Chinese bands too. Good mix of life can be found here. People here are friendly and honest, relatively helpful to tourists.
Written November 9, 2020
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Mark T
Torrance, CA6 contributions
Venice in China
Feb 2020
What an amazing city. I couldn't stop strolling down all the alleys despite the Summer heat. I was so impressed with the local museum. I especially loved the tea shops along the canals and felt relatively cool under the canopy of the trees.
Written November 8, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Awesome night mood
Sep 2020
The night in the ancient city of Lijiang is so beautiful, bar street, snack street, local characteristics, such as recitation, loud singing, wine, and more. Everyone comes here with a different mood to enjoy the wonderful night.
Written September 17, 2020
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Julie L
Singapore, Singapore106 contributions
A feel of what an ancient city was like
Jul 2020
Lijiang Ancient City was my favourite among all the ancient towns and cities that I had visited in Yunnan. The narrow lanes and old architecture are reminders of how people lived in ancient times. The whole area was a maze. The view from Lion Hill showed that the area was not as big as I had thought. But walking through the lanes searching for particular shops or restaurants proved that it is justifiable being called a city. It felt much bigger than its actual area. Thank goodness for GPS. We needed to use our GPS to locate our friends who were waiting for us at our meeting point. This is definitely worth a visit.
Written August 3, 2020
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Philibert V
Ubud, Indonesia36 contributions
Decevant
Jul 2020 • Solo
Like many tourist spots in China... It has been turned into an open air shopping mall, lost it's soul. Better go to Shuhe or Baisha.
Written July 25, 2020
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Arnaud F
Shanghai, China70 contributions
Nice place to visit... 2-3 days max
Jul 2020 • Family
Starting point of our Yunnan tour, we did book a B&B house with two other families. Walking down the alleys, enjoy local smile and food, looking at local architecture and of course visiting MUFU palace made our days. Longer I am afraid would be of not interest. So nice place to visit, and then visit neighbourhoods as many treasures to be found.
Written July 20, 2020
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