Shuhe Ancient Town
Shuhe Ancient Town
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7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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About
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 is relatively unknown so the streets are much less crowded and food and lodging is cheaper. In addition to woven goods, there are stores selling wood carvings, Naxi style pottery and silver filigree jewelry. There was an elderly artist whose paintings were all done with the edge of his thumb producing quite astonishing images.
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Marissa
Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It’s a quaint little town probably require half a day. It’s not as crowded as Lijiang old town and less touristy. We stayed at Ansu-Water Wooden Holiday Courtyard with quiet, comfortable modern rooms but in an ancient Chinese architecture. Upon good recommendation by our private guide, we had dinner at S. Ratatouille serving Yunnan dishes in a modern setting. The fried tofu with cured ham and a bit of sauce is a must. It’s so good that we ordered twice. In the evening, you may relax in a cafe next to the small river.
Written 12 April 2024
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Mayswchen
Singapore, Singapore388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is a quaint ancient town, much smaller than the Lijiang Old Town, but worth a visit as there are many boutique shops worth a look if you are one for shopping.
They have local designers with an eye for fashion. Lots of local produce too.
Lots of greenery, small quaint shops selling local products & produce.
Written 19 March 2024
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C R
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
아름다운 전통마을에 더 아름다운 사람들이 사는 곳 , 초입에 있는 “茶马二出家” 라는 카페에 꼭 가보세요. 풍경이 너무 예쁘게 펼쳐진 여유로운 야외테라스에서 행복한 시간을 보낼수 있을 겁니다. 매니저인 Jackson 영어에 능통하고 굉장히 친절합니다.

"Be sure to visit the café called '茶马二出家' located in a beautiful traditional village where even more beautiful people live. You can spend a delightful time on the serene outdoor terrace with breathtaking scenery. The manager, Jackson, is fluent in English and incredibly friendly."

请务必去位于美丽的传统村庄入口的“茶马二出家”咖啡馆。那里有更美丽的人居住。您可以在宽敞的室外露台上欣赏到美丽的风景,度过愉快的时光。经理Jackson精通英语,非常友善。
Written 27 October 2023
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Beautifoo
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We were guided by Jack Lee of China Highlights from 14-17 April . He is eloquent , knowledgeable and very efficient cum thoughtful throughout our Lijiang vacation . Highly recommend his professionalism service
Written 21 April 2023
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André K
Hefei, China285 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a very quite old town with beautiful old architecture. Many shops and restaurants to keep you busy. At night it is very beautiful when the lights are switched on.
Written 5 April 2023
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Joshua M
Shanghai, China50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
One of the better ancient towns/outdoor markets and less commercialized than some of the others. Nice coffee shops to relax and plenty of antique shops!
Written 17 October 2022
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CelineS
Shanghai, China34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We enjoyed visiting Shuhe! A nice small town. We went there biking from Club Med Lijiang! Nice afternoon trip.
Written 11 February 2022
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DanaeTrik
Shenzhen, China238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Quieter and more authentic than Lijiang. We had an amazing lunch at Bivou watching the farmers work and then had a nice stroll in the city. Shuhe is not so popular among tourists therefore gives a different vibe. Shops are less touristy and more traditional and there a lot of cozy coffee shops.

It is definitely worth visiting and to be honest a better accommodation choice if you prefer a more authentic experience in Yunnan.
Written 8 October 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA940 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We went during off season and just after a heavy rain shower. It wasn't crowded at all, the sun came out and we just strolled through this nice old town, went to a couple of cafes and took pictures. Spend roughly 3 hours here and were able to walk from our Arro Khampa hotel. People were friendly and we had a great Yunnan Arabica coffee and snow mountain shaped mousse cake. People were generally friendly and it was a nice way to unwind, having arrived on the same day from Dali. Maybe not quite as picturesque as Lijiang UNESCO Old Town but still worth a visit.
Written 21 September 2021
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Loïs B
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
There's almost no point going there if you've been to lijiang old town. It's basically the same but with more loud bars and tourist cars blasting loud music through the streets. Go a little bit north to Baisha village for a more pleasant experience.
Written 1 December 2020
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