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“ancient town”(48 reviews)
“much quieter”(13 reviews)
Shuhe is a small village a couple miles to the north of Lijiang, in Yunnan province. It has similar old architecture as Lijiang with similar places to buy Naxi woven cloth and products from local artisans. A major advantage over Lijiang is that it...more
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2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang, China
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All reviewsancient townmuch quieterauthentic feelworth a visitless touristytea horseshops and restaurantsbar streetwalk aroundshops sellingthe main squareearly morningchinese touristsjade dragon snow mountaindayanversionarchitecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller and quieter version of Lijiang ancient town. Abit far from the city but reachable with public transportation.

Thank Frozzy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a guesthouse in Shuhe for almost a week, our guesthouse was located in the north of the town so it was much quieter and pleasant than the South Gate area where all the hustle and bustle happens. Even though most of the...More

Thank Kasia C
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Blessed with a mild morning and blue skies, I really enjoyed a couple of hours walking around Shuhe. There are some really beautiful scenes, particularly up the back of the town. I love the 400 year old bridge with its shiny smooth stones. Early morning...More

Thank bladdamasta
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Location is about 6-7 km from Lijiang Old Town. I heard it was as good and less crowded. Yes, it was quiet, but no way it was as good as the Lijiang Old Town. It was small area and smelly (horse droppings everywhere). We left...More

Thank Mike_Jkt
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Shuhe is on the Tea Horse Road - never heard of it? Well in its day & even including WW@ this was almost as important as the Silk Road & Shuhe was a major town on this Road. And after exploring the history museum &...More

Thank Pam Q
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We spent two pleasant nights staying at Shuhe. I have to say that most of the inn here is very distinctive and cultural in terms of the outlook and design. Food and shops are conveniently located within walking distance along the streets in the town...More

Thank mhlee1990
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I spent 4 days at a guest house in Shuhe. It's one of the most beautiful villages I've ever visited. Most streets are too narrow for cars, and cars are forbidden after 9 am altogether. Plenty of places to eat, lots of shops, very historic....More

Thank David J
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a more authentic old town compared to the larger and busy main old town of Lijiang (a few kilometers away). The residents, tiny allotments at the fringes and traditional cuisine provides a more comprehensive experience and insight into their culture and way of...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We stayed around this area and this is our favorite area, better than Dayan ancient town where a lot local tourist filled that area. We had a pleasant walk in this area. Shuhe ancient town has a lot of shops but you still can find...More

Thank LilySantoso
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Shuhe was my personal favorite place in Li Jiang— less crowded than the bigger Old Town, just as historically rich, and even more beautiful. Don’t miss out on trying the new Compass Café that just opened over the stone bridge... absolutely delicious food, friendly staff,...More

Thank Natalie N
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