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Shuhe Ancient Town

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“much quieter”(13 reviews)
Shuhe is a small village a couple miles to the north of Lijiang, in Yunnan province. It has similar old architecture as Lijiang with similar places to buy Naxi woven cloth and products from local artisans. A major advantage over Lijiang is that it...more
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| 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to Lijiang during Mid-Autumn festival and we stayed in a hotel in Shuhe and therefore we had many chances to walk around this small ancient town. You certainly can't say that Shuhe is not touristy but if you compare it to Lijiang it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

A quieter version of Lijiang, Shuhe retains most of its traditional character with less crowds Many restaurants line the streets and at night the town has a vibe. Traditional Chinese architecture and narrow alleys provide a special charm.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were wowed by Lijiang but at the wrong time, it came become oppressive, all these stores selling the same again and again. In Shuhe, we felt the same peace as in Shaxi (even if Shaxi is even more authentic). The streets are larger, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stayed up near here, so ended up dropping by during every day of our stay in Lijiang. Was great, and although well-trafficked, a better & more interesting mix for me than the main old town. Wish we'd stayed in it. Worth wandering, both the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Delightful old town with streetscapes from the lost past and although basically a shopping precinct has a quiet, warm ambience. We weren’t there in peak tourism and strolling through the old town was a delight. Take your time. Beautiful silverware and things to feast your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

From the ancient cobble stone street to the narrow pathway, this place is packed with tourists, but still maintains some type of tranquility. The water running along the town is clear and not polluted. We dined at one of the local Restaurant and it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank retiredhaha
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A beautiful village, similar to Lijiang old town, but more relax and without the mass of people. But also less shops and things to buy. There are many quaint Coffeebars and restaurants. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Smaller and quieter version of Lijiang ancient town. Abit far from the city but reachable with public transportation.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a guesthouse in Shuhe for almost a week, our guesthouse was located in the north of the town so it was much quieter and pleasant than the South Gate area where all the hustle and bustle happens. Even though most of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Blessed with a mild morning and blue skies, I really enjoyed a couple of hours walking around Shuhe. There are some really beautiful scenes, particularly up the back of the town. I love the 400 year old bridge with its shiny smooth stones. Early morning...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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