This is my second visit; previous in 2004. Too many bars and Karaokes along the Northern streams are killing the charm of the place. The streams are dirty and the golden carps are gone. Hardly see those Naxi ladies and men who used to stroll along the streets of the old town that get it so much character.
On this trip, I saw one businessman in suit who actually threw the residue of his bowl of noodles into the adjacent stream in the old village before filling it up again with new ones. And its disgusting to see the bad habit of spitting in the streets still very prevalent.
Don't think I'll be coming back for another visit.