Lijiang, China

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Skip LiJiang
by Collinhawkins about 6 years ago
Skip LiJiang

I went to Li Jiang in 2007 and again in 2011. In that short period the entire old town had changed. What used to be a great, if kitch, backpacker respite from a two day Tiger Leaping Gorge journey has become a gaudy, loud, bustling theme-park for Chinese bus tours. It's a shame because Ma Ma Naxi's is one of my favorite guest houses of all time. If you need some down time before or after your hike, it's a great place to while away a day in the courtyard.