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Old Town of Lijiang - China, Lijiang

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Historic Walking Area
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. Make Old Town of Lijiang - China part of your personalized Lijiang itinerary using our Lijiang family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • I visited this Lijiang old town 12 years ago and came away with such a beautiful memory. When I went back this year, I was shocked at how much it has changed! It is now a loud, garrish looking mumble-...  more »
  • A thoroughly beautiful town. Very busy with many Chinese tourists. Despite this, really worth a visit. Many things to do in the local area.  more »
  • 這地方太商業化,不是想像中的古城,出租司機只想騙錢, 一直叫我們買很貴又不好玩的行程,住了3天,真的不推薦大家去, 玉龍雪山一般。  more »
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  • Scenic old town with several nice places to go. What is especially annoying about the fee (60¥), is that only Westerners seem to be controlled. On the other hand, the old town is very clean and well maintained.
  • Really crowdy too much people there, and the music always the same with percussion.. Just no sense...
  • Peace and quite from the crowd. Nice view of the old town.
  • Beautiful old town which is maintained surprisingly well. It's definitely worth a visit, but the entrance fee is super annoying. Also the number of tourists is a little bit ridiculous.
  • tourist trap, but quite pretty