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Jul 21, 2019
“Mix of old and new”
Apr 2, 2019
“A true Chinese gem ”
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

There are not many ancient towns left in China. Jianshui has been partially preserved. Still see most of the old town and how people live but lots of renovation and new builds. All mixed up.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MinibearX
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

A pretty walled town with very attractive sights such as the imposing Confucius temple. At night there is a nice lampoon lit shopping street with ceramic and teashops and fine restaurants. The old folks dancing in the park are a slice of the charming side...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lucasjnl
Reviewed March 2, 2019

We were impressed with our visit to Jianshui, it didn’t appear over commercialised and had a real day to day living feel. The pedestrian streets through the old town give a glimpse of days gone by, with shops and buildings highlighting the craftsmanship and styles...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed April 26, 2018

A very nice, if small, old city, more genuine than most and not very touristic. Nice restaurants and shops. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HantsJames
Reviewed January 7, 2018

It is a great city worth visiting. I was travelling from Kunming to the rice terraces not sure if it is worth stopping here on our way. I did in the end and spent whole 3 days in here. It is beautiful and authentic. After...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Dominikam1991
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Jianshui Tian'anmen (Chaoyanglou) and the ancient street have more than 1,200 years of history. The small town of Jianshui is one of China’s national key heritage sites and cultural towns. It is said that Mengzi and Jianshui fought for the origin of the rice-line. There...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Jianshui is a very small ancient town just 3 hours drivefrom Kunming . The views are great and good to just roam around to soak in old ancient charm.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank qiang73
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

It is about 3 hours of train ride from Kunming. Then when you reach Jianshui, take a cab to town for 30 rmb. The place is not too big. But it is still worthwhile to stay a night to have a beautiful view of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dianakpg
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Jianshui is a very small City . It is 3 hours driving from Kunming . It is very ancient small City with the best grilled food .

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kevin m
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a stop over on the way to Yuanyang from Kunming. It's a lovely little town with plenty of charm.

Date of experience: April 2017
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