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Address: 48 km South of the County, Lin County 033000, China
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We went to this area on a day trip from Pingyao arranged by our guesthouse. Before we left we were told that it takes about 2 hours by car, but in reality it took 3 hours,so there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2015
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We went to this area on a day trip from Pingyao arranged by our guesthouse. Before we left we were told that it takes about 2 hours by car, but in reality it took 3 hours,so there and back 6 hours, which is really a bit to much at the time. But thinking back on it, this was one of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit before tourism really takes off . This used to be a main Port Town almost 100 years ago . The town is becoming popular but it has a lot of charm and remnants of a time when life was more simple . The dwellings and other facilities around this area are bountiful and the place... More 

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great if your a hipster and want some random country pics for instagram but otherwise too much effort for very little reward. Now there is a 100RMB charge for entering the city.

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Good base for seeing the locality. With mountain villages and boat trips. The village itself is interesting but limited in content. Hotel accommodation was clean, Western toilets and great views of Yellow River.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

The town of Qikou is cute, very small but has personality. There is not much to see, except from a temple, there is people waiting to guide you once you leave the bus that want money to show you around, just keep walking or cross the bridge and walk to the right with the river on your right if you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

This is the Lijiashan you have been reading about. It is a 550 year old village and everyone there either has the surname Li, or is relative with one. Tucked away from the rest of China, other than occasional group of Chinese tourists dropping by for day trip, you pretty much get to enjoy it raw. It's a 5/6-hour (long-distance)... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

One hundred years ago this town on the Yellow River in Shanxi Province was a trading post. Goods coming by river from the west had to be off loaded here because the water was too shallow for boats to pass. From Qikou, everything was loaded on to Camel trains. Now the town is being revived as a tourist destination by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

The actual name of what everyone is talking about here is Lijiashan or Li Family Mountain. It is a small village approximately 10 kilometers downriver from Qikou Village. It can only be reached by a private car or on foot. It is well worth the visit!

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

We planned to stay only for a night in ine of the caves, but ended up tsyaing there for 3 nights! We loved it! Apparently the village of Lijiashan is used a lot by Chinese art students for paintclasses. We stayed with a studentgroup and spend the day walking ariund the area, taking ohoto's and draw a little ourselves. One... More 

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