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“Beautiful and interesting place to visit”

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 2 May 2014

I really enjoyed visiting this town. It was amazing and had some interesting shops. Granted it did come off as somewhat of a tourist atmosphere, but seeing the old buildings and bridges gave you a sense of the history behind it. Such a great selection of food to eat also. The view of Snow Mountain really adds to the enchantment. I enjoyed the local dancing in the street and you can see some authentic cultural dress among the residents. The weather was very pleasant with it getting a little cool at night. The town is simply beautiful at night with all of the buildings being outlined in gold lights and the trees illuminated to appear almost silver. Add to that all of the other colorful lights and red Chinese lanterns and it is definitely a sight to behold!

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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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