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“authentic old town”
Review of Shuhe Ancient Town

Shuhe Ancient Town
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Ranked #7 of 92 things to do in Lijiang
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 6, 2013

also a very nice old town with a bit less tourists than lijiang and cheaper prices. personally i liked lijiang better.

Thank swisshurricane
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"ancient town"
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"authentic feel"
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"much quieter"
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"worth a visit"
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"less touristy"
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"restaurants and shops"
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"tea horse"
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"ancient tea"
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"bar street"
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"shops selling"
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"entrance fee"
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"walk around"
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"cobbled streets"
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"the main square"
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"chinese tourists"
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"jade dragon snow mountain"
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

the place was clean and was less commercial than the Lijiang Old town. we walked around, had some local dishes and fruits. People there was pleasant, the sales people were not pushy. the water in the streams were clean. we enjoyed the few hours we were there

Thank rockymsia
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Loved this place. There are building works going on, though not too much at this stage. Won't be long and it will be another Lijiang. I hope that somehow the government will see that they must preserve the small towns like Shuhe, before it is too late.

Thank Sally4444
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The reviews I'd read about the ancient walled town of Shuhe wereall correct. It's quaint and you get the feeling it hasn't changed in generations. It's a short drive away from the touristy Lijiang and much nicer.

Thank CardiffMaddie
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's worth seeing to compare with Lijiang Old Town. I loved the performance at Music Listening Square, but definitely preferred Lijiang.

Thank terecha
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