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Address: Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
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Phone Number: 0743-3502059
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Not what we expected, but would recommend for day trip

Lonely Planet really portrays Lijang and Dali Ancient Towns as THE places that are overrun with tourists and touts, but in our opinion they had nothing on Fenghuang Ancient Town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amy D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lonely Planet really portrays Lijang and Dali Ancient Towns as THE places that are overrun with tourists and touts, but in our opinion they had nothing on Fenghuang Ancient Town. The entire city lit up around 5:30pm with Chinese tourists, and you could hardly walk 5 minutes without someone asking you if you wanted to take a boat ride, buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous during the day. The city is dominated by the old (style) buildings, the wooden details of the buildings along the river. There's an entrance fee during the day. Then the night falls, and you suddenly realize you're actually a theme park for Chinese tourists. KTV everywhere, the ancient looking buildings suddenly turn into colorful light show bases.

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Thank Nose B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fenghuang is a nice ancient city built along a river. During the day it's great to walk through the little streets and discover the many nice things they are selling. The place is full of chinese tourists, I saw maybe 5 western tourists in a whole day walking. During the Night, the bars along the river play loud disco music,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Lijiang before Fenghuang and honestly I'd say it doesn't worth the trip. It took a 7 hrs bus trip from Changsha(and another hour delay due to the bus driver) to arrive in this tiny town. And to our excitement, there's not much to see here. We stayed at Fenghuang for 2 nights and I'd already wanted to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Not quiet and peaceful as ancient HoiAn of Vietnam, this place is far more large and crowded with people. But still the place keeps its sense of antique air and beauty The sight of town nearby the river is magnificent. Chinese food is good but quite oily

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We came from HK/SZ (7 friends from France/Singare/SZ); we took the speed train from SZ (5hours) and then a private car (1h20) to reach the ancient town. the town is crowded with tourists which usually I do not like BUT since we saw maybe max. 10 foreigners over the weekend, it was a really "exotic" experience for us. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

With some Chinese friends,we only had a brief visit to Fenghuang Cheng arriving late afternoon and leaving late morning the following day.The lights along the river are very beautiful at night but the "ancient town feel" is being challenged with the advent of modern "American-type bars" blaring very loud rock music to attract the young tourists which are very plentiful.... More 

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Thank Max J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The scenery along the banks of Tuo Jiang Rivers will never be forgotten. The shops around it selling many traditional stuff which tempts you so much. 2 of the stuff i cant resist was the tea herbs put in a very nice can with cute decoration, perfect for a souvenir for 25 or older woman. Besides too there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Put aside the crowd and the non stop peddlars, this is a great place to be - the ancient and culture preserved well! Not to be missed! Try crossing the river on cobbled single stones - very fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Town is very crowded both day and night. Shops sell pretty much the same touristy things. The entire riverside is full of clubs blasting terrible music at night. The light up in other ancient towns are done better. The town is most beautiful in the early morning when water vapour and mist make for a dreamy, quiet and lovely stroll... More 

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