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. Put Old Town of Lijiang - China into our Lijiang visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lijiang.
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  • This old town is always crowded and bustling till very late night. Lots of street food and shopping. We took 2 afternoons and still can’t finish visiting the town  more »
  • The historic center of the village is beautiful and very well preserved, but it is very, very touristy. It gives more of the feeling of being an open-air museum than a city where people live. Our recommendation is to go at dawn to find the empty streets, and go out to eat outside the historic center, where it will be cheaper and more authentic.
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  • 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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