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Old Town of Lijiang - China, Lijiang

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Step back 800 years into history at Old Town of Lijiang - China, a historic village and designated World Heritage Site built at the end of the Song dynasty. The town retains a hybrid of traditions of the Han and Nakhi people, two Chinese ethnic minorities who settled there centuries ago. Many of the houses are constructed of mud and timber along canals and streams that wind through the town. Wander the narrow lanes to browse many shops geared towards visiting tourists and witness street performances of traditional music and circle dances. Take a look at our Lijiang visit planner to schedule your visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • amazing beautiful place to visit . Really so so good I loved this old city with beautiful views and beautiful scenery . Totally worth the visit . 
    amazing beautiful place to visit . Really so so good I loved this old city with beautiful views and beautiful scenery . Totally worth the visit .  more »
  • Glorified outdoor shopping mall set in traditional-looking buildings. Worth visiting the central tower (a recent construction from the looks of it) but avoid evenings if you want to have any kind of.....  more
    Glorified outdoor shopping mall set in traditional-looking buildings. Worth visiting the central tower (a recent construction from the looks of it) but avoid evenings if you want to have any kind of.....  more »
  • Take your time to explore all the alleys and streets of this gem. A UNESCO site, there's flower alleys, delicious food stalls and lots of colorful and ancient architecture to admire. We spent an... 
    Take your time to explore all the alleys and streets of this gem. A UNESCO site, there's flower alleys, delicious food stalls and lots of colorful and ancient architecture to admire. We spent an...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to walk through during the day. We heard the night life is even better. Tons of bars and restaurants to choose from. Streams of water run along side the buildings.
  • It's the most beautiful old town I have ever been to. It's an amazing experience immersing myself in hundreds of years of history. The place is clean and well kept. Strolling down the streets you can find good street food, nice souvenir shops. At night, you must not miss the bars along the main street. Also, don't forget to enjoy the great view of the whole town from up the hill.
  • Beautiful place you need to visit
  • I stayed in the old town of Lijiang for a few days and well worth the visit (2012). Plenty of interesting local cultural places and shops to visit. Very toursity so you will not be lonely. In fact it gets a bit crowded but there is a very friendly atmosphere. You need at least 3 days here to experience everything. Great bars and restaurants with a variety of beverages and cuisines.
  • Ancient hill town reconstructed after the 1996 earthquake. Very pretty. Great tea houses and loads of craft shops, silversmiths and small stores selling snacks and treats. Cobbled streets, canals and scenic bridges. Very friendly people and lots of cultural experiences to enjoy.

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