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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. Put Shuhe Ancient Town into our Lijiang trip itinerary website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lijiang.
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  • October 4, 2017
    This old town is another old town in Lijiang. Just like in Lijiang but smaller size, and less people. But still, this is a lovely and quiet old town. Nice place to spent time when you have time to spe...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    A very well preserved ancient town with enough human traffic but not too crowded. Was here during the October golden week and it still felt comfortable. Lots of shops to explore and older architecture...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Visited early in the morning, so popular not stay quiet. Found some rice to eat in little shop was closed but shops were vacant. Beautiful flowing water and hearts were healed, but couldn't really lived-in feeling and had a tourist oriented impression.
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  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 7, 2017
    Nice, clean and interesting. Entry for free. Suprise in China.
  • November 25, 2015
    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.
  • April 9, 2015
    I m subrata basaks dauther commenting Its very good
  • July 10, 2014
    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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