I loved spending time in this water village. It was very much set up for tourist, but most of the tourist were Han Chinese and not foreigners. As a young, white female I got a lot of attention (photographs, stares, and from shop keepers), but I didn't mind. However, it's good to know that there's not that much to see here. It's a great place to stay and explore for a day and one night, but you can see it all in one day. You definitely want to take a taxi or a rickshaw from the bus station to the water village. Watch out though, this town is full of tourist traps! If an old lady comes to sirande you, she'll demand a large tip (especially if you're a foreigner). Also, the food inside the ancient water village is very over priced. We went to a nice place on the corner two blocks away and it was a fourth of the price and better food!