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Ways to Experience Old Town of Lijiang - China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome old town! Everything is made out of wood and the town is filled with small shops. You should visit Lijiang if you can

Thank bogzaelektortehniku
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Old Town which is actually new town since it has been rebuilt since the earthquake is a maze of shops. It is just shopping.

Thank JACKIECHARLOTTE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful UNESCO designated town. A small river flows through the middle of the town and there is an abundance of flowers. However, commercialization has taken away some of the charm and timing your visit to avoid the crowds of tourist is a good idea. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful place to visit.

Thank ReviewerToronto
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest places I have visited in China. The streets are all beautiful and the buildings are maintained so well. The only downside is that it is completely geared towards tourism so every building is a shop restaurant or inn. But it is definitely worth the visit

Thank eimearreen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice city in China next to the Himalaya mountains in the Yunnan region. This city was destroyed by an earthquake but is completely reconstructed.

Thank _IchBinIch1234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around here all day and it was fantastic. There is tons to see and I love the old stone walkways that wind through the town. We stopped at ALily Restaurant for some awesome food!

Thank Daylebag
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Ancient City of LiJiang. It is said to housed 1000+ streets/ lanes and more than 3500 stores. Wll preserved like the Eastern version of "Rome". Must visit to feel the ancient way of life in Lijiang.

Thank WWW-BYR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old town is really beautiful, I loved to walk on the flagging, just like living in the ancient China. Must choose a hotel in the old town. Avoid peak tourism time (4p.m. -7p.m.) . Going for a walk at night is very comfortable and wonderful experience

Thank GREENLenn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The city is about 800 hundreds years. The architecture is beautiful and nice. The roads looks very old. The areas have shops selling goods, drinks and with live music.

Thank TheWoody
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, while the architecture and overall layout of the area is very nice, it is probably one of the most commercialised places I have ever visited. There is hardly a single meter on the main streets that are’nt occupied by stores selling ”genuine” souvenirs. This certainly limits the cultural experience of this place, UNESCO branded or not. That said, it still has some charming elements to it and if you navigate away from the main routes (by which I include the paths along the waterways) which are packed with people, you will find that there is a bit more space around you. Also, try to get to there early, around 9 am or so, to have some time when the streets are significantly less crowded. Around 10 am, the crowds really start to descend. However, if you can stand the crowds and look beyond the storefronts, it is all very pretty and shouldn’t be skipped if in Lijiang.

There are some nice restaurants and coffee shops in the area, we had a very nice lunch at A Ma Yi Na Xi YinShi Yun, really good local food for a very affordable price.

Thank grasten
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