Hidden in a forest, about 4 kilometres away from the Lijiang old town is the Shuhe old town. This place is so well preserved that you’d feel that you have time travelled into the past. The traditions are old and so are the buildings and streets. It is one of the biggest settlements of the minority Naxi people. The ancient tea route runs along this town. The houses are small and made of timbre. The streets are narrow. The architecture is tasteful and a hybrid of different cultures. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life, the tranquillity of this town would be a perfect solace. It is less crowded than Lijiang Old Town. Highlights include:
- The Qinglong Stone Bridge
- The Long Pool
- The broken stele
- The souvenir shops
Shuhe Ancient Town Travel Tips
- Negotiate with the shopkeepers to get a reasonable deal.
- Rent a bike if you want to cover the whole village in a lesser time.
How to Reach Shuhe Ancient Town
- Bus: Regular shuttle bus from the Lijiang Old Town.
- Rented bicycles from Lijiang Old Town.
- The Ugly Mug Cafe
- Yi Restaurant
- Nomad Guesthouse & Cafe
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42.58% of people who visit Lijiang include Shuhe Ancient Town in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
38.46% of people start their Shuhe Ancient Town visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Shuhe Ancient Town
90.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shuhe Ancient Town