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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Lijiang attractions like Square Street (Sifangjie) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When we were there, there were a lot of old ladies singing and dancing. It was very fun to experience this. It is a lovely square and a nice photo opportunity.  more »
  • This place is quite packed with tourists, commercialized and loud! However, the shows and dances here are interesting to see! You won't miss it anyway when walking around Lijiang Old Town!  more »
  • This is the centre of Lijiang old town, where the shops start. You can virtually get here from anywhere inside Lijiang. Very nosy at night with Karaoke and singing in the restaurants.  more »