Old Town of Lijiang - China, Lijiang

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Step back 800 years into history at Old Town of Lijiang - China, a historic village and designated World Heritage Site built at the end of the Song dynasty. The town retains a hybrid of traditions of the Han and Nakhi people, two Chinese ethnic minorities who settled there centuries ago. Many of the houses are constructed of mud and timber along canals and streams that wind through the town. Wander the narrow lanes to browse many shops geared towards visiting tourists and witness street performances of traditional music and circle dances. Put Old Town of Lijiang - China into our Lijiang visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lijiang.
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  • A very interesting place. All the ancient dwellings of wood. Even hostel places we stay one of the wood. The food is very suitable with tongue Indonesia. Want to search any souvenirs there are many. This place is perfect for people who want to relax and the road of the life of the world. In winter the air is very cool. Create a tasty stroll. The price of admission attractions was very affordable.
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  • Little bridge, the floral scent of birds, 綴 the city's many shopkeepers, there is also a good café with live people She singing to the direction of the Lion Mountain can buy tickets to go from the high point of view of the ancient city panorama is too commercial
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  • It is usually very crowded but here are lots of shops and places to eat there. I have to admit that the moment I got in I couldn't concentrate on a single thing since I wanted to look everywhere! Grea...  more »
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  • A very big old town with many people around. Contains a lot of different spots that you can visit. However it doesn't really match with “old town ”. Too many shops and restaurants that sell modern goods. And many of them selling similar things. Besides, the road/ path is very narrow compared to other old towns and the volume of visitors. You need to go through many shops and people before you can reach the other spot of interest. A charge of ¥80 per person per day for visitors for maintenance. But no strong enforcement for this fee. No charges for local make it harder to collect the money. Well, for visitors, it's worth to have a look. But you don't need to spend so much time in it unless you have the habit to visit every spot to add into your collection.
  • Amazing place with an authentic feeling due to its sheer size. Very relaxing. The flower cakes are a must try in this area. It's also only a short distance to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which itself is easily accessible through a cable car.
  • Ancient hill town reconstructed after the 1996 earthquake. Very pretty. Great tea houses and loads of craft shops, silveesmiths and small stores selling snacks and treats. Cobbled streets, canals and scenic bridges. Very friendly people and lots of cultural experiences to enjoy.
  • It's the most beautiful old town I have ever been to. It's an amazing experience immersing myself in hundreds of years of history. The place is clean and well kept. Strolling down the streets you can find good street food, nice souvenir shops. At night, you must not miss the bars along the main street. Also, don't forget to enjoy the great view of the whole town from up the hill.
  • Beautiful place with beautiful scenery. Places are clean. People are not as bad as it was many years ago. Would come back again.
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