Shuhe Ancient Town
|Shuhe Old Town, Yunnan|
Ambling along Sifang Street, you will feel time slowly flowing backwards. Though it is only 30 meters long (32 yards), the smooth flagstone remind you of their flourishing past. Listen carefully, you can even hear the light ringing sound of busy horses' hooves from far away places.
Qinglong Bridge, built of stone pieces, measuring about 25 meters long (27 yards), 4.5 meters wide (4.9 yards) and 4 meters high (13 feet), was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Among the countless old stone bridges in Lijiang, it is regarded as 'the First'. The deck has been pock-marked over hundreds of years, revealing the solemn passing of history.
There is a deep pool at the end of the street, called Long Pool (Dragon Pool), from which the overflowing water winds through the village, and the bubbling sound can be heard miles away. Fishes in the pool are appreciated by every tourist, because they are close to people. When you throw food to them, they will fight each other for it. Beside the pool lies a broken stele. When knocked by a stone, it sends out a sharp and light ringing sound, which is very pleasant. Above Long Pool is a temple called 'Sansheng Palace'. Standing against the wooden railings, you can have a bird's eye view of the village presenting a poetic rural idyll.
Long Pool & Sansheng Palace
In addition, the Old Town of Shuhe was once famous for its developed leatherworking and education.
1. Take bus 11 to Shuhe Lukou station.
How to get to Shuhe Ancient Town from Lijiang
2. Take bus 6 to Shuhe Shangcun Wenmingcun station.
3. Take a taxi. The fare is around CNY 20.
4. Ride a bicycle to reach there. It takes around 40 minutes from Lijiang Old Town.
|Entrance Fee||CNY 40|
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Questions & Answers on Shuhe Ancient Town
Asked by Christie from USA | Jan. 14, 2019 02:36Reply
What bus can I take to get from shuhe town to the jade dragon mountain?
Where is the location of the bus stop, how much is it, are there schedules and how long does it take ? Thank you
Answered by Emily from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 17, 2019 19:40
There is no direct bus that can take you to the mountain. Thus for your convenience, you can hire a car or take a taxi to there. The distance is only around 16km. Thus the fare won't be expensive.
Asked by Jiha from MALAYSIA | Aug. 15, 2018 08:33Reply
May I know the entrance fee to Shuhe ancient town for 2018
Answered by Hill from FINLAND | Aug. 16, 2018 19:04
One of my friends went there a few month ago. He said that tourists need to pay CNY40 to enter the scenic area.
Answered by Peter from CHINA | Oct. 05, 2018 18:41
During the golden week (1.-7. October) both, the Shuhe and Lijiang old town were free to visit.
Asked by Lim from MALAYSIA | Jul. 31, 2018 06:29Reply
Tranportation options from Railway Station to Shu He
How do I go to Shuhe ancient town from the railway station? How much is the cost and time required for each option?
Answered by Mike from USA | Jul. 31, 2018 20:00
You can take bus line 16 to Qixing Street, and then transfer to bus line 5 outer ring to Shouhe Qingyun Village. It talks about 2 hours and the bus fare is CNY 2. You can also take a taxi and the fare is about CNY 60, it takes 40 minutes to arrive.