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“A nice quiet spot away from touristy Lijiang”

Baisha Ancient Town
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were hoping to find a village not yet reconstructed. Baisha, thankfully, was that. However, it is at the beginnings of becoming another Lijiang. Going now will give you an opportunity to see some old village life. We walked around the streets away from Baisha and were greeted with old homes and lovely local people. The streets of Baisha are small, lack tourists, have lots of cafes and small handicraft shops. We really enjoyed the quiet walk around. One wouldn't visit there to be entertained. It's a place for quiet.
The Naxi embroidery institute is a nice visit. One of the students spoke English well and was very kind and informative.
We found bus 6 in Lijiang to get to Baisha. However, due to road construction, the bus doesn't seem to follow is previous route. We ended up finding a bus stop on Shangri-la road heading out of town after the big roundabout.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Baisha was what we had hoped Shuhe would be - a beautiful traditional Naxi village in a stunning setting, as yet unspoilt by the rampant over-development that has ruined Lijiang. The is really only one main street but it has a handful of nice cafes and restaurants with both Chinese and Western options, including the fantastic Chine Chine wine bar and cafe. You can bike here from Shuhe and Lijiang and spend a very pleasant day looking round the Naxi Embroidery Institute, visiting the infamous Dr Ho (an odd but rather charming experience!), and just pottering around the back streets of the village or watching the world go by on the tiny central square with the beautiful sight of the Jade Dragon Snow mountain looming in the background. There are also a few pleasant-looking guesthouses in town if you want to make this your base rather than the tacky and overcrowded old towns of Shuhe or Lijiang. Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We spent one night in Baisha. We arrived around 4pm, and by 6pm, the entire village shut down. We had to ask one restaurant to stay open until our friends arrived (after 7:30pm) for dinner. All in all, it would have been enough to visit the village during the day, but not enough to spend the night.

2  Thank CheetosHu
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

While not as big as Lijiang Old Town, this place has fewer tourist and therefore not as hectic. Good restaurants and street food as well.

1  Thank arnab1978
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you're looking for a place to ditch the Lijiang crowds, head for Baisha. I imagine Baisha is what Lijiang used to be before they turned it into a Disneyland. The place has one main street where most shops & restaurants are located but it's worth venturing off this street and head for the smaller back alleys behind it. The surrounding snow capped mountain peaks provide the perfect backdrop.

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