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.
Tours To Old Town of Lijiang - China
Private Lijiang City Day Tour of Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum and Lion Hill BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $184
Duration: 9 hours
1-Day Old Town Tour in Lijiang BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $156
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Old Town of Lijiang - China Reviews
We love everything about this old town. It has been restored beautifully with many hotels, restaurants, shops, bars and etc. but still has its old-world charm. Sort of like the "Venice" of China... more »
I stayed at a hotel within the old town & thus walking distance to maximise my visiting time. Yet to pay attention, no cars to get in the old town and all luggages demand hotel staff to come and pick.... more »
Full of character, always a very lovely place, best seen when it's beautiful and serene in the mornings. In the evening it's very lively and noisy with magical mix of traditional music and tasty street food. The houses are lite up at night showing off a mixture of the traditional old build houses and new houses in old style.
Lijiang is more than 800 years an ancient city .. Most foreign tourists are more Asian than from Europe .. Lijiang is beautiful in traditional Chinese architecture. Thus, Lijiang was one of the most beautiful world heritage cities in China .. The city of Lijiang is located on the sloping hills of the mountains, making it beautiful, especially when the lights are illuminated at the night .. once in your life you must visit here, it is worth it.
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