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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visit this old city in Feb. The weather is so nice, warm with the sunshine and cold in the night. Ancient town is very busy but only in the center, you still can find peace corner by 10 mins walk from the center. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ktrang241
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have thoroughly enjoyed walking the ancient streets of Old Town Li Jiang. Remarkable architecture and beautiful river and mountain vistas. Any food in the world seems available. My favorite was N’s cafe for a western meal.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jimdoggett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many silver jewelry shops and ethnic closing stores offers great buy. Several local dance troops can be spotted throughout old town.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank julie h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know it is all for the sake of the tourist but I don't mind ,I just loved it .We were so lucky everywhere was filled with flowers .Walking around the tiny streets with the water dividing them I thought it heavenly .It may have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank thepipefishfans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said, the main old town of Lijiang is (newly) built in lovely old architectural style but don't expect to catch glimpses of actual old culture as it is fully occupied by the same touristy shops selling the same cheap shiny sourvenirs. Literally...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super super touristy, all the shops sell the same the things.... We didn't buy anything of course,just go a take a look. Walk down 800m following the river from Black dragon pool was a good choice. Listen n check out the river. When you hit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Soo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an ancient old town walking distance from North Gate to South Gate more than 1 Km. All streets very clean, drainage clean too.water from Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Legend said that Upper level for drinking, middle level for washing food, vegetables, lower level for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ngwilliam T
Reviewed 14 January 2019

One of the best Old Towns in China. Maze like streets of cobble stones and small bridges. Food everywhere of all kind.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Huangziyou
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Lijiang is a beautiful place, you must visit the old town. It is very clean and very well kept, beautiful clean water flowing through the whole place. Nice little shops and restaurants all around. Be AWARE of scams, they do try to take you for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MHK2026
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Very pretty laneways can be discovered if you are prepared to wander a bit. The main lanes seem to contain many of the same chains of stores but I found some interesting gifts including jewellery in tiny little shops. The umbrella decorations in two lanes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank michellet76
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Response from MichaelChew | Reviewed this property |
We had a good guide in Lijiang who went around with us and she organised the driver. Our costs included the hotel which she booked for us, so may not be as relevant if you are doing that yourself. If you would like her... More
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My boyfriend and I were looking around for tours and all of them are really expensive and we didn't book at first. Then we stumbled upon a really nice spa, called Eden Spa and we spoke to the owner who has lived there and... More