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Shop prices

Souvenir prices tend to rise the closer you get to Sifang Square. And remember, always negotiate. You should be able to lower the initial price by 30%, sometimes more.


The highest concentration of interesting restaurants can be found on the streets near Sifang Square.


Most hotels are in the new section of Lijiang. However, there are some small hotels and guest houses within the old town.

Ethnic minorities

Lijiang and environs are inhabited by several ethnic nationalities with interesting cultures. They include the Naxi, which have the largest population. The best way to see their genuine lifestyles is visiting their outlying villages, farms and rangelands.

Naxi - a woman's world

Women dominate the Naxi culture. Most of the decisions and property ownership are their rights, by long tradition.

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