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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  • It is so vast, there is no sense of choosing a hotel outside Old Town. This being said, since it is a pedestrian city, think about taking a hotel that is at the border rather than in the very center. ...  more »
  • We came to Lijiang just to see the old town and it was even more beautiful than we expected. Every street is a treat and every turn of a corner offers something new. Make sure you walk along the river...  more »
  • We arrived Lijiang just at the end of October golden holidays and our tour guide did mention that during the golden week just a couple days ago, the place was filled with tourists that literally you w...  more »
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  • Ancient hill town reconstructed after the 1996 earthquake. Very pretty. Great tea houses and loads of craft shops, silversmiths and small stores selling snacks and treats. Cobbled streets, canals and scenic bridges. Very friendly people and lots of cultural experiences to enjoy.
  • A must-see on any tour in the area. Very interesting introduction to life and a provincial town in China. People are friendly. Clean and organized. No graffiti.
  • I feel like falling into ancient period. The building are still in good condition; Mostly converted to accommodation and shops. Learn some Chinese words before are recommend.
  • Love it… streets are old, stores are new, atmosphere is great… this is a place u need to invest time in digging up the hidden jewels
  • Beautiful old town of Lijiang. This place is huge! Shops are kind of repeated. Lots of small alleys to be discovered too. Toilet is free of charge, available at multiple locations and most importantly it is clean. Night time has a different feel and less crowded. Do visit the bar street at night for a drink.
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