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Old Town of Lijiang - China

No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100, China
+86 888 511 1118
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100, China
+86 888 511 1118
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to many ancient towns in China. This is similar. As this is a tourist attraction, it's very commercialized. Good place to find food and drinks though. As we stayed in Intercontinental, it was very convenient to just walk around in the evening when...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great fun to walk the old town of Lijiang. July was the season of Matsutake mushroom, haha, Yep, we had it for lunch 3 days in a row. Of course the kids loved the cultural exploration, such as the old architecture and get...More

Thank Ping Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Old Town of Lijiang just a bit too twee for our taste. Of course you have to visit it once you are in Lijiang but it just seemed a bit soulless to us because of the lack of residents. Every building was...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accept the renovations and rebuilds. Accept the identikit shops. Accept the fact that you're a tourist too. Once you've done all that, you can enjoy this wonderful place, with its stunning scenery at every turn. Also, once you've left the main thoroughfares, you can find...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every corner of this old town is beautiful. I can't stop capturing photos of the town. There are shops selling souvenirs, clothes, accessories, foods, etc, and it was surprisingly cheap! It was a pleasant and safe walks thru the town because there's no transport allowed...More

Thank Fefezaza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lijiang Oldtown is a commercial place, full of shops, restaurant and hostel. Its crowded but still fun for me, Mufu Palace and Black Dragon Pond Park located in walk distance in this old town. I spend a full day to explore Lijiang old town and...More

Thank Tini H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok so this might be a UNESCO site but I wasn't prepared for quite how lovely it would be. A lovely old town of narrow streets with lovely old, both original and reconstructed buildings, with lots of streams and bridges. There are very good quality...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lijiang's old town is certainly very beautiful, with the old buildings and cobbled lanes, however the vast amount of tourists certainly make the old town just as busy as large cities in China especially in the evening by the square. There are side alleyways which...More

Thank Ollie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of great restaurants and hotels inside but it is very crowded and loud, even at night. There are a lot of shops inside if you want to buy some souvenirs but many of the shops sell the same thing. If you...More

Thank Noah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of quaint shops and restaurants down winding alleys and passageways. Enjoy a day walking around and seeing the Ancient Town.

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Response from Crystal X | Reviewed this property |
My boyfriend and I were looking around for tours and all of them are really expensive and we didn't book at first. Then we stumbled upon a really nice spa, called Eden Spa and we spoke to the owner who has lived there and... More
19 July 2015|
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Response from ModernDayMarcoPolo |
Lijiang is without a doubt one of China's genuine highlights, and I think that it would be a real mistake to miss it out. There are only two or three main throroughfares that are busy, while the rest of the many maze-like... More
19 April 2015|
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Response from BLWScott | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend Keith Lyons - his email is pretty much his name. Just google it or he is on trip adviser. He provided us with English speaking, local guides that are very knowledgeable about the area and also guided us to... More