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Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang

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Listed as a World Heritage Site, Shuhe Ancient Town remains known for its historic houses, waterways, and stone bridges constructed by combining architectural styles of the native Naxi people and the Ming dynasty. Located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the town stands on a historic tea route, hidden away from other urban areas and modern city bustle. You can purchase many inexpensive souvenirs here, as well as a range of spices used in the local cuisine. Make Shuhe Ancient Town part of your personalized Lijiang itinerary using our Lijiang trip itinerary builder.
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  • Lined with shops, good taste is compared to Lijiang city with clean water. Coin-operated lockers and hotel, is a fine city.
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  • Too many tourists and you have a Disneyland feel, everything is fake. nothing authentic.. Is better than lijiang but use this city to get off to do in nature. Go to bivou hotel and book from there.
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  • Shuhe Lijiang ancient city, not many tourists, like static and visitors can choose to stay here. My favorite jiuding near Long Tan, the water is clean and clear enough to drink. There are many shops nearby are quite distinctive.
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  • Another ancient town in Lijiang, with longer history than the main one. Since it is a little less know and not in the center of the city, it attracts less tourists, making the area quieter. Don't get discouraged by what you see in the beginning, go to the further ends of the town to see narrow valleys and feel the spirit of the old town. There are numerous cosy cafes all over the place, but I cannot say anything about the quality of their service, since I have not entered to any of them. A lot of couples are having photo shoot sessions in the upper part of the old town. The entrance fee is 40rmb.
  • Nice, clean and interesting. Entry for free. Suprise in China.
  • The most comfortable place on earth I have even been to. You can feel sunshine massage you every morning. I stayed at K2 international youth hostel for 3 weeks. Small tips for you, disconnect yourself with the rest of world and just enjoy your every moment there. I am confident you will not regret.
  • I m subrata basaks dauther commenting Its very good
  • Great place to visit. Stay inside old town to get the feels.

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Where to stay in Lijiang

Though built on a small scale, Lijiang has long been a popular destination for Chinese tourists, and what was already a good choice of accommodations has grown with increased international interest. Expect to pay a premium to stay in the old town area, with hotels overlooking the main canals particularly popular. Head out of the old town and you'll find a good range of more cost-effective, smaller guesthouses, hostels, and hotels, either in the suburban residential areas, or on the main roads leading out into the hillier areas of the region.
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