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More authentic old town, small but feels more real

Very relaxed place not as commercialized as the other old towns. We went in the morning and had lunch there which seems a good choice. Afternoon we went on to the pond and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Shanghai, China
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lieutenant General Chennault (1893-1958), the Commander of the Flying Tigers, wrote in his diary, " The Naxi People who ae living at the foothill of Himalaya Mountain are very brave, bold, nice and helpful.The women are very famous for their handicrafts---silk embroidery." I can add tie die, batik, and wood work to silk embroidery. You can visit any of their... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While there are some old murals and picturesque landscape, it's not too accessible for someone who doesn't read Chinese. But it is worth a quick stop in because it's right there in town.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed place not as commercialized as the other old towns. We went in the morning and had lunch there which seems a good choice. Afternoon we went on to the pond and the main old town what seems to be a good scheduling for a day.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We visited today and were pretty underwhelmed - two of the temples were closed (we were informed before entering & paying) and the few that were open took us all of 20mins to walk through. Some interesting architecture but not really worth the 30rmb entry cost and we only saw one building with traditional murals - the others showed copies... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mural was damaged in an earthquake; the story of its restoration interesting in itself. Surviving parts of mural have been placed in an unlit area and you must use a flashlight to see the figures in otherwise dark blobs on the walls.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Baisha village street atmosphere is more traditional atmosphere than Lijiang old town. It seems just started developing for visitor. There are many Dyed product shop and Cafe. So I enjoyed slow time in this village.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A few nice old buildings and a few old murals. A bit difficult to appreciate either as you'll see plenty of both everywhere in China. Stop by if you have time and happen to be nearby, don't plan your trip around them if you're not extremely fond of old Buddhist murals.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Do make a trip a Baisha before it becomes touristy like Dayan and Shuhe. It's slowly getting there though. The site where the murals are displayed is poorly kept. The ticketing office did not inform us that 2 of the 4 buildings were closed to public. We were quite disappointed. Transport information: Take bus number 6 from either Dayan or... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The old buildings were charming enough to visit on their own, though to protect the murals they housed them in a tiny dark hall which kind of defeated the purpose of visiting them. Baisha village was charming and pretty and quite laid-back and we enjoyed walking around exploring its lanes and alleys.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

15Km from Lijiang (RMB40-50 by taxi one way - or Bus 6 from lijiang old town for RMB1). Quite small and with not so many things to visit. I would recommended instead Shuhe old town that is bigger and more interesting.

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