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Stone Drum (Shigu) Town, Lijiang

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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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  • We stopped by here on way to Leaping Tiger Gorge. They have one of the oldest stone drums in China. A military strategy point, many battles were here.  more »
  • The starting point of Shigu Town is the scenic attraction of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. The combination of mountains, sea of clouds and the bend of Yangtze River presents breathtaking scenic...  more »
  • This small town has some relics relating to the Long March. There is a stone drum currently being restored that marks the event. Not far from the town is a viewing point marking the "first turn " of t...  more »