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Old Town of Lijiang - China, Lijiang

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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. Take a look at our Lijiang visit planner to schedule your visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • amazing beautiful place to visit . Really so so good I loved this old city with beautiful views and beautiful scenery . Totally worth the visit . 
    amazing beautiful place to visit . Really so so good I loved this old city with beautiful views and beautiful scenery . Totally worth the visit .  more »
  • Glorified outdoor shopping mall set in traditional-looking buildings. Worth visiting the central tower (a recent construction from the looks of it) but avoid evenings if you want to have any kind of.....  more
    Glorified outdoor shopping mall set in traditional-looking buildings. Worth visiting the central tower (a recent construction from the looks of it) but avoid evenings if you want to have any kind of.....  more »
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  • Very popular old town district Plenty of food, shops and attractions Even if it could be perceived overly touristic you can still find plenty of typical local specialists in tea 🍵, craftsmen and delicious restaurants Make sure to stroll around the canals in the morning when less crowded and enjoy the night 🌃 life and join the central plaza for the traditional dances
  • A beautiful place to walk through during the day. We heard the night life is even better. Tons of bars and restaurants to choose from. Streams of water run along side the buildings.

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