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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. Make Old Town of Lijiang - China part of your personalized Lijiang itinerary using our Lijiang family vacation planner.
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  • Amazing place! First lived with his wife near the border, but it disappeared in the old town from morning to evening. Then couldn't stand and removed the housing right there. Prices, of course, is more expensive than in other gestah, but it's worth it. At least a few romantic days are a must. Old town large enough and is filled with all kinds of shops cafes and other wonders. Permanent costumed presentation unfolds on the streets. A feeling that got in medieval China from which you don't want to get out. Old town in the evening becomes more beautiful, around lit lanterns and lights of the lanes live music pours, people gather in spontaneous company they beer, chatting under the shadow of Yves on the banks of the river. Great place for couples of all ages and for families with children. Highly recommend!
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  • I've been here few days, I feel like this city as no soul. To me looks like a fake town built for tourist, that's why no soul. What else I didn't like is that you have to pay 80 rmb per person to go i...  more »
  • Wonderful history, great streets to walk, old buildings, but too many tourist shops, bars and restaurants. Many, many Chinese touists 
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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