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Jianshui Ancient City

Within Jianshui County, Jianshui County 654300, China
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Lovely place

Well worth a stop over on the way to Yuanyang from Kunming. It's a lovely little town with plenty... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
engrob84
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Hong Kong, China
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Nice Old City

This old city worth the turn as it's a real testimony of Yunnan history. Look around the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Acevind
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Paris, France
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“zhu family” (3 reviews)
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Within Jianshui County, Jianshui County 654300, China
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth a stop over on the way to Yuanyang from Kunming. It's a lovely little town with plenty of charm.

Thank engrob84
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This old city worth the turn as it's a real testimony of Yunnan history. Look around the architecture.You will also find a lot of small shops.Difficult to find someone able to speak english,there ,so be carefull in restaurant as the food is mainly spicy.

Thank Acevind
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The nice area of the city to stroll around. The pagoda offer a nice photography exhibition (20 RMB per person) and great views of the area.

Thank Jav_Coro
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My trip in Jianshui of Yunnan province was so amazing and unforgettable that I still feel like going to there for another time. What impresses me most is the feeling that the city gives everyone. Although Jianshui is not more than well-known even in Yunnan,...More

Thank 813,378,890
Reviewed 21 June 2016

As China old towns are, this is one to visit. I really like there. People were very helpful even so I do not speak Chinese. They use their smart phone translation app to help.

Thank nomade123
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We spent one night and the following morning here and really enjoyed it. It's less restored and more worn than Pingyao and Lijiang, which we liked. The old section is limited to a couple of streets, so a couple of hours suffices. The Confucius Temple...More

Thank mitraveler16
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Located in between our trip from Kunming to Yuanyang. A nice stopover instead of the long road trip to Yuanyang. Not many tourist around and you hardly see people selling souvenirs. Instead you see locals in their daily chores. Very different from the other ancient...More

2  Thank hianyew
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Just ok. Yes the architecture is beautiful, but you cant really enjoy it when there are few pedestrian streets. There is also m=not much to see in the way of local goods and crafts...or even food. I prefered the town a lot better after 6pm...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is one of the most interesting and accessible "Old Towns" 古城 in China. It is now very much on the tourist map and bus groups are coming in on package tours. Also many more foreigners wandering around. Signs are good, everything is walkable. Colorful...More

2  Thank ZhongguoKM
Reviewed 14 May 2013

I was here once before, in October last year. Since then they have put up more direction signs to help you find various destinations. Still not crowded during the weekdays. So much more congenial to come here than to have to fight your way through...More

2  Thank ZhongguoKM
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