Step back 800 years into history at Old Town of Lijiang - China, a historic village and designated World Heritage Site built at the end of the Song dynasty. The town retains a hybrid of traditions of the Han and Nakhi people, two Chinese ethnic minorities who settled there centuries ago. Many of the houses are constructed of mud and timber along canals and streams that wind through the town. Wander the narrow lanes to browse many shops geared towards visiting tourists and witness street performances of traditional music and circle dances. Put Old Town of Lijiang - China into our Lijiang visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lijiang.
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Old Town of Lijiang - China Reviews
Die Altstadt ist ein netter Ort mit vielen kleinen Geschäften, die mehr oder weniger reizvoll sind. Insgesamt lohnt sich jedoch definitiv ein Spaziergang durch die vielen kleinen Gassen. more »The old town is a nice place with many small shops that are more or less charming. Overall, however, it is definitely worth a walk through the many small alleyways.
The food market is for real people, not tourists. You could pick out a chicken and they would butcher it on the spot. There were pails, pools,and tanks full of live fish. Endless choices of vegetabls ... more »
A beautiful place that kept traditional Chinese style. The old streets are paved with stones and there is a little stream flowing through the whole town. People are nice, friendly and laid back. It's a place that is good for think and reflection. Unfortunately it is quite commercial as well.
One of the few memorable places in China where history is well preserved as in the layout, structures of buildings and houses. Traditional houses stand and local customs very much preserved to a large extent. The cobblestone street adds to the ambience of ancient town of Lijiang and best of all, the very old Water Windmill is a major attraction. Stayed in ancient town, 2 times for a couple of days. Worth the money!!!
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