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“Touristy but great atmosphere”

Old Town of Lijiang - China
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Private Lijiang City Day Tour of Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba...
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Half-Day Tour: Lijiang Old Town and Black Dragon Pool
Ranked #1 of 88 things to do in Lijiang
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Just keep walking into the laneways - go into as many buildings as you can and take lots of photos - a basic guide book in your own language will help Some restaurant have English language menus if you ask Eat by a canal You can bargain to a limited degree in shops

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Too touristy and the flavour of old town is lost in the replication of shops selling the same products over and over again. After 1 street, there's really no need to tread the rest.
Head directly to the Mu Residence, probably the only interesting highlight of the entire Lijiang Old town.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Building are at least 900 years old. If we exclude the commercial feel it will be such a wonderful place to getaway. I love the Inn/Hotel within the Old town itself. I heard from the local that the best time to visit is when all the shops are closed, quiet, peaceful and most beautiful. You got to check the minimum spending if you wants to visit the pubs there.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

all the same, only tourist shops nice preserved town and very expensive to drink or eat. stay there for 1 night mximum

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Nice place. Picturesque. You will notice that the drain is a free-flowing stream with clear water and occasionally you might spot some koi fish in it. However this place is over commercialized with the bars, discos, pub and the fast food outlets. Its full of local Chinese tourist from all over China. Before you step into one of the bars, be prepared to hand over RMB888 for a set of 12 bottles Chinese beer. Since we weren't prepared for that, we paid RMB140 for 2 bottles of Chinese beer in steel bottles.

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