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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  • This was a lovely place to walk around and explore. Lots of little streets, very photogenic and lots of opportunities to photograph.  more »
  • This refurbished ancient town is mostly full of food and crafts for sale, but there are some historical spots and demonstrations of period songs, dance, and crafts. You will be able to have a nice...  more »
  • Nice, clean—but much like other ancient cities in the region. The water system is pretty cool. Lots of commerce, which gets old after a while.  more »
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  • Full of character, always a very lovely place, best seen when it's beautiful and serene in the mornings. In the evening it's very lively and noisy with magical mix of traditional music and tasty street food. The houses are lite up at night showing off a mixture of the traditional old build houses and new houses in old style.
  • Lijiang​ is more than 800 years an ancient city .. Most foreign tourists are more Asian than from Europe .. Lijiang is beautiful in traditional Chinese architecture. Thus, Lijiang was one of the most beautiful world heritage cities in China .. The city of Lijiang is located on the sloping hills of the mountains, making it beautiful, especially when the lights are illuminated at the night .. once in your life you must visit here, it is worth it.
  • A beautiful place that kept traditional Chinese style. The old streets are paved with stones and there is a little stream flowing through the whole town. People are nice, friendly and laid back. It's a place that is good for think and reflection. Unfortunately it is quite commercial as well.
  • One of the few memorable places in China where history is well preserved as in the layout, structures of buildings and houses. Traditional houses stand and local customs very much preserved to a large extent. The cobblestone street adds to the ambience of ancient town of Lijiang and best of all, the very old Water Windmill is a major attraction. Stayed in ancient town, 2 times for a couple of days. Worth the money!!!
  • Lovely historic town with character and flare. Endless food options too with super friendly and accommodating guest houses.
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