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Shuhe Ancient Town

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Address: 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China
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Shuhe is a small village a couple miles to the north of Lijiang, in Yunnan...

Shuhe is a small village a couple miles to the north of Lijiang, in Yunnan province. It has similar old architecture as Lijiang with similar places to buy Naxi woven cloth and products from local artisans. A major advantage over Lijiang is that it is relatively unknown so the streets are much less crowded and food and lodging is cheaper. In addition to woven goods, there are stores selling wood carvings, Naxi style pottery and silver filigree jewelry. There was an elderly artist whose paintings were all done with the edge of his thumb producing quite astonishing images.

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Chilled version of Lijiang old town

Only a 10-15 minute taxi ride from Lijiang old town (about 15 rmb each way). Well worth a half day visit. As beautiful as Lijiang but a bit more relaxed. We went early (10am) to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a 10-15 minute taxi ride from Lijiang old town (about 15 rmb each way). Well worth a half day visit. As beautiful as Lijiang but a bit more relaxed. We went early (10am) to avoid the tour buses that arrive around midday.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found it more charming (though still very touristic) than Dayan as it was not as organised and has slightly better variety in what it had to sell.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

束河古镇is better than the old town in Lijiang city. It is less commercialised but is till very touristic. Coffee by the river is expensive. If Yih can , don't take lunch inside. Worth to visit the old structures and old culture.

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Eilat, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Shuhe market is possibly the nicest market in Lijiang, it's big enough for half a day, with nice sceneries, music, presents to buy, lots of local silver jewelry and magnificent tea stores.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temperature, good food and stay. I hope to be back again. It was drizzling but stopped quickly. Beautiful scenery.

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Chongqing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Forget your stress and relax in this paradise for holiday makers and shoppers. The small streets are all pedestrian area (some scooters and horses may bother you) Since all streets have cobblestones, it may not be suitable for eldery and wheelchairs. Don't forget to drink and/or dine at the riverside or in the Bar Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10km from Lijiang old town (taxi RMB30 one way), this old town is even nicer than Lijiang. Really charming with a lots of restaurant, shops. Worst to do !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Many of the buildings over 1300 years old. Very relaxing. I was looking for a massage spa and finally found one on the opposite side of town the day I was leaving, so it was too late to try it out. I would recommend a horse back tour, which is a good way to cover a lot of ground quickly.... More 

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Chengdu, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Just another "old town" with the standard trinket shops and snack vendors. All of the same touristy things you can find in the Lijiang Old Town, but less upscale. Entrance fee is 40 RMB, compared to the 80 for Lijiang Old Town. Don't waste time going to both of them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

quiete a nice experience to visit old shuhe town in August now many tourists but still a place to relax and visit all the small Shops with many local products and nice restaurants

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