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Classic Chinese villages

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Classic Chinese villages

Hi there,

We would love to see some authenitc beautiful Chinese villages on our trip. We will be near these places: Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Dali, Lijiang. Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on the unmissable ones.

Thanks, Linda

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1. Re: Classic Chinese villages

A list where you will see authenitc villages:

Yangshuo: everywhere out of Yangshuo town, rent a bike and make way into rural land.

Longsheng: Villages are dotted in rice terraces.

Dali: Better to take a ferry to west bank of Erhai Lake (see villages along the river bank), East bank is bit commercialised.

Lijiang: make your way westwards to Lashi Lake (around the lake are many villages) or northwards to Yulong Snow Mountain (see Baisha, Wenhai, etc. )

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2. Re: Classic Chinese villages

Thank you, I will do some more research.

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3. Re: Classic Chinese villages

Everywhere in China is authentic. Some places are more modern than others if this is what you mean. Some places get more tourists than others. All the places you mention attract tourist. Yangshuo use to have a KFC but it was more welcomed than a nuisance and rather well integrated to the street where it is but now there is a big and rather ovious and modern McDonald.

You can get less spoiled villages in remote places like Guizhou.

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4. Re: Classic Chinese villages

Thanks for the suggestions. we have very limited time, so we will look for places near where we will be.

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