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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  • Sifang Street is located in the ancient city of the river, which can be said to be shopping street. is the store for the Lord, selling music disc, costume decoration, a few national decorations and so on. The price is not expensive, very good stroll.
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  • This is the center of the Old Town. Surrounding the square are mainly restaurants and eateries. Nearby are many shops selling local snacks, foodstuff, handicrafts, trinkets, etc. Tourists tend to gath...  more »
  • In river-port city, maybe more full drum shop, shop here has a real American port woman wearing Clothing of minority peoples taught the game click Bongos, and must put a "camarotoechia" this song. Our river-port this to those days description this song is magic sound wear ever! data says one sell there are 200 duoge Mai Bongos river-port city store, I really do not know who bought it? and this just the African Bongos Yes
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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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