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.
Tours to Old Town of Lijiang - China
$196 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Lijiang City Day Tour of Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum and Lion Hill
Duration: 9 hours
$1,918 BOOK WITH VIATOR VIAJE YUNNAN INEDITO: Reserva Natural de los 3 Rios Paralelos 9 dias SOLOCHOFER
Duration: 9 days
Old Town of Lijiang - China reviews
You can live with blue sky with white cloud weather at slow pace in the city. There are night lives with good Chinese bands too. Good mix of life can be found here. People here are friendly and... more »
What an amazing city. I couldn't stop strolling down all the alleys despite the Summer heat. I was so impressed with the local museum. I especially loved the tea shops along the canals and felt... more »
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, worth it.
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.
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