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Old Town of Lijiang - China, Lijiang

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. Make Old Town of Lijiang - China part of your personalized Lijiang itinerary using our Lijiang family vacation planner.
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  • Nothing authentic is left, only shops selling souvenirs......if you like to see 20 stores in one street selling drums, this is the place to be... 
  • Again a fully commercialized old town. But good for walking around, having a snack and buy some 50% over priced souvenirs. So keep your expectations balanced. The country side outside of the town is m...  read more »
  • Lovely old town with little canals and bridges, traffic free streets and overhanging willow trees. Plenty of tourist shops but very easy to get lost. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Designated as a UNESCO heritage site, e.g. direct middle of the ancient tea route from. It is also an earthquake buildings full of timber architecture provides proven robustness. Inn is a quaint more deeply here.
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