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Private Day Tour: Custom Outdoor Experience in Kunming
"Your driver will pick you up at 7:30am and take you to city center for check-in and breakfast. At 8:00am drive or cycle to your destination at West Hill or Dian Lake. You will then set up a camp for the day by10:00am. Once that is completed you will begin requested activities customized for you. Hike climb cycle or venture into caves nearby for about 4 to 6 hours. Take time to also enjoy the view over Dian Lake and Kunming as well as Little Stone Forest. Towards the end of your adventure you will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch of Yunnan food. After a short break at the end of your meal
From $60.00
 
"5-Hour Private Tour: Dragon Gate
Private Kunming City Tour of Dragon Gate and Huating Temple and Grand View Tower"At around 9am your private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle will pick you up from the lobby of your downtown Kunming hotel and drive to Dragon Gate at West Hill to see the largest fresh-water lake Dianchi Lake which is also called ""the pearl of the plateau"". Next your will visit Huating Temple
From $169.00
 
5-Hour Small Group Tour of Classic Kunming With Lunch
"Your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your centrally located hotel in Kunming at approximately 9:00am. From there you will head to the first stop: Grand View Tower (Daguan Park). The tower commands a panoramic view of Dianchi (Dian Lake) and charming Sleeping Beauty Hill. Next continue on to Yuantong Temple the largest temple in Kunming with 1200 years of history. Explore the temple and admire its ancient architecture as your guide briefs you on the story behind it. Yuantong Temple is one of the grandest and most important Buddhist temple in Yunnan Province. After the temple take break for lunch at a well-known local restaurant for about an hour. After lunch break you will visit the last destination of the day: Flowers and Birds Market
From $169.00

More Tourist Traps in Lijiang

wasted stop at Shuhe old town

we took on a daytrip where one of the stops was ShuHe old town, smaller and much more laid back than its big sister Lijiang old town.instead of going around exploring the 'other' old town, we end up...
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tteehee
Apr 16, 2009

Yulong Tourist Centre not for non Chinese

Yulong Tourist Centre is geared for Chinese tourists- the staff's English is not good. Despite showing them a drawing of Blue Moon Valley they did not seem to understand. Go straight to the ticketing...
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albaaust
Apr 13, 2009

Wenchang Temple This is a scam.

We walked up to the area on the first day for a view of the old city. It was Ok. However, very soon after arriving a young girl came up to us and we had a small conversation. In the outer courtyard...
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albaaust
Apr 13, 2009

80 RMB

I understand that Lijiang is a preservation of old China. I understand that it's cultural and historical sights are interesting and great. But Lijiang RAKES in the money from tourists. Touts gouge...
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John195123
Jul 08, 2008

Anywhere you look...

Lijiang's Old Town is a tourist trap. Tour groups mass their way down the narrow, stone streets, designed not for them but for the few local people and possibly an occasional cart. Anyway, it can get...
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John195123
May 18, 2008

Accomodation Touts outside Lijiang Old Town

Upon first arriving at the Old Town of Lijiang, unless you look like you already know where you've going, you'd inevitably get "harnessed" by people trying to get you to stay in their guesthouses....
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palliechen
Apr 11, 2008
 
 
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Lijiang Old Town is a Giagantic Tourist Trap

I know I will get flak for saying this but I'm not the type to promote a place to earn popularity points. Lijiang Old Town is a gigantic tourist trap filled with reconstructed wooden houses which are...
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bpacker
Jan 09, 2008

False lamas in the Old Town

If you see lamas who wander about in the Old Town of Lijiang begging from people, please ignore them, because they are not real lamas or monks. They are professional beggars. Real monks or lamas will...
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jasmine_ding
Oct 04, 2007

Riding a horse to the top of Yulong Snow Mountain

Someone persuaded me that there was another route to the top of Yulong Snow Mountain, I could enjoy different scene and there was no tickets. Coz I had traveled there twice before, I entered in the...
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jasmine_ding
Feb 09, 2007

Fake Yak Meat

Most restaurants that serve Naxi food will offer Yak Meat in their menu. One of the locals told us that most of these are actually just regular beef but they call it Yak meat to be able to charge...
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konniemario
Sep 02, 2006

Beware of the 'wedding trap'!

If you go to the Dongba Kingdom and are in the section wherein they introduce the local Dongba culture, make sure you don't join the so-called "Traditional Dongba Wedding". Although it's interesting...
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konniemario
Sep 02, 2006

The NO. 7 Bus you SHOULD take!!!

Yes, so this is the one to get..the larger size..and not the small mini van I showed you a picture of just before this. This bus will cost you just 8RMB. I guess it wont take you around the place like...
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sugarpuff
May 20, 2005

No. 7 Bus

Well, this was a VERY easy trap to fall into!!!! And I couldn't believe that having lived here for so long I managed to get fooled yet again! Well, we didnt let them get us the whole way but the fact...
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sugarpuff
May 20, 2005

Shopping in Lijiang, bargain! bargain! bargain!

You'll be swarmed around with too many stuff. The lovely wax printed cloth, handprinted T-shirts, local necklaces, bracelets etc. But remember, you either bargain, buy and never look at the price...
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gigi_huang
Apr 25, 2004

Top Hotels in Lijiang

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No.36 Xingren Alley, Wuyi Road, Dayan Town, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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No.37 Shuangshi Section, Xinhua Street, Old City, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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South End of Shangri-La Avenue, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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No.4 Jishan Lane, Xinyi Street, Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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9 Yigu Street, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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No.22 Ren Li Si She, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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