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Old Town of Lijiang - China

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Address: No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100, China
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+86 888 511 1118
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Half-Day Tour: Lijiang Old Town and Black Dragon Pool
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Having read many negative views about Lijiang Old Town, I was prepared for the worst. We were pleasantly surprised by the size and architecture of this place. We took a few hours... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read many negative views about Lijiang Old Town, I was prepared for the worst. We were pleasantly surprised by the size and architecture of this place. We took a few hours walking around and had no issues with pushy vendors, crowds, tourist traps, etc. The people working there were friendly and polite. We came across a group of women,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have been to Shangrila and Dali, then This old town is just so so. Too touristy, all selling similar stuff. Its very easy also to get lost as there is no proper signage yet. Its almost like visiting Yu yuan garden in Shanghai. 2 days in Lijiang is enough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While everything in the old town of Lijiang is overpriced (calculate around 200 RMB per meal for two people) - and that's on top of a 80 RMB 'town entrance fee'. However, if you are willing to spend the money, you'll get a look at a truely beautiful ancient Chinese town. We visited not only Lijiang, but also Dali. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just like western old towns, Gucheng is paved with cobbled stone throughout and lined with many shops selling local tea, snacks and souvenirs. Wearing Heels are highly not advisable as the pathway is very uneven. Curiously there are many shops selling drums here and at one glance you might be fooled to think that this African drum is one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it is a little touristy but there is a warm feeling to the maze of small roads and canals. The old town comes to life at night. The tea houses are very good here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much enjoy the surrounding with blue sky , yet the thing to do is get lost don't follow the map and you will surprised by whys yup don't expect

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no doubting that Lijiang is a most picturesque town, beautifully restored, lovely architecture, canals winding among the houses (ok, shops, restaurants and guesthouses) and Yulong Mountain as a spectacular backdrop. But man is it packed. We only saw about a dozen or fewer non-Chinese tourists a day. But the streets are filled with local holiday makers. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Is this place touristy? Yes! Should you go anyway? Definitely! The town is incredibly beautiful and very interesting just to walk around in for a day or two. I went in with the expectation of this being a horrible tourist trap, and in some ways it was .... however I enjoyed walking through the beautiful streets, eating the tasty food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going round this nook and corner, you can view a lot of happenings. A lot of shops selling, food and drinks, music corner and many more. There's bar also in the town. Some budget hotels are located in this Old town itself. Lots of things to do and you can get lost going round so many areas. Beautiful nite view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the ONE OLD TOWN that must see in China! It is so beautiful and well preserved that one doesn't mind paying the conservation fee. The grounds are so beautiful and historic....it doesnt look commercialized or artificial like many oldtowns in china. It has so many architectures that are beautiful. We even managed to catch some shows and musicians... More 

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