Square Street (Sifangjie), Lijiang

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With four main streets radiating from an open-air market core of old Lijiang, Square Street (Sifangjie) served as an important hub on the ancient Tea Horse Road. Skillfully laid-out canals with clean water run through this area paved with square gray stones with many side alleys packed with shops and bars. Enjoy a cup of tea and watch locals dip their feet (or beer) in the cold canal water. Traditional brick and wood houses and structures with carved gates and painted windows preserve the traditional look of the street. Pick up some famous bronze pieces or knitted shawls for souvenirs. Only bicycles and carts are allowed inside. Use our Lijiang day trip planning app to arrange your visit to Square Street (Sifangjie) and other attractions in Lijiang.
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  • The square is truly the heart of the city. To suffer the charm we must live it at night with all the lights on even the Lion Hill very impressive backdrop. By day there are many groups of minorities dancing pretty much next to a police van that is always in trim which we would riot. You need to stop and see what happens beyond the swirl of leaves. Tip: try to get there from all 5 roads and you will have a different impression. I liked it especially coming from the bridge.
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  • The ancient city "bar a street" north of the ancient town of the north mouth of the large water vehicles, south to Sifang Street Branch, from a block of wood old curtilage transformation, a simple wooden bridge link, along the San Wah Street Jade Water River on the two shores distribution. In the Square street is divided into countless tributaries, across the street, the formation of "every home to the creek, the customer weeping Willow" Plateau water style is really beautiful!
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  • If you lost on the road in the old town of Lijiang to the town, and it may have heard the advice. Undeniable sense of lively square is had been spoiled in the old town.
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