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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  • Besides the beautiful buildings and small streets this is way too touristic. The center is all with souvenirs shops selling all the same and restaurants with very loud unprofessional live music. They ...  more »
  • There was a lot of walking here but was still pleasant seeing varied shops, restaurants and people in general. I visited one restaurant not listed by Tripadvisor had a good lunch here; it's called Kai...  more »
  • Big is a bustling place. After the show we small folk dance in the town and this review. Cafe overlooking the Castle city if you go up a little on and enjoy.
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  • 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.
  • Place is very "tourist" orientated but worth a look for sure. Prices are not cheap but it costs nothing to look. Had a lovely yoghurt ice cream I'm fairly sure nobody shot into, but there was a fair degree of winking post transaction.
  • Old town is amazing! It looks like a town from a long time ago with so many shops, alley ways, and food! Follow the river and it is romantic and lovely day and night!
  • I loved visiting Lijiang. It was vibrant, historical (despite the fact it's been renovated). You are exposed to lots of Chinese culture. Not a lot of English, so do your research before going perhaps.
  • A bit of a tourist trap as expected, but there's still plenty to see. Mu's Mansion is worth the price of admission. Sample the local cuisine at slightly inflated prices, but hey, you're paying for the atmosphere, right?
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