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Shuhe Ancient Town

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“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 674100, China
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All reviews ancient town much quieter authentic feel worth a visit less touristy tea horse shops and restaurants bar street walk around shops selling the main square early morning chinese tourists jade dragon snow mountain dayan version architecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wowed by Lijiang but at the wrong time, it came become oppressive, all these stores selling the same again and again. In Shuhe, we felt the same peace as in Shaxi (even if Shaxi is even more authentic). The streets are larger, the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed up near here, so ended up dropping by during every day of our stay in Lijiang. Was great, and although well-trafficked, a better & more interesting mix for me than the main old town. Wish we'd stayed in it. Worth wandering, both the...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Delightful old town with streetscapes from the lost past and although basically a shopping precinct has a quiet, warm ambience. We weren’t there in peak tourism and strolling through the old town was a delight. Take your time. Beautiful silverware and things to feast your...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

From the ancient cobble stone street to the narrow pathway, this place is packed with tourists, but still maintains some type of tranquility. The water running along the town is clear and not polluted. We dined at one of the local Restaurant and it was...More

Thank retiredhaha
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A beautiful village, similar to Lijiang old town, but more relax and without the mass of people. But also less shops and things to buy. There are many quaint Coffeebars and restaurants. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 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

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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

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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

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