With four main streets radiating from an open-air market core of old Lijiang, Square Street (Sifangjie) served as an important hub on the ancient Tea Horse Road. Skillfully laid-out canals with clean water run through this area paved with square gray stones with many side alleys packed with shops and bars. Enjoy a cup of tea and watch locals dip their feet (or beer) in the cold canal water. Traditional brick and wood houses and structures with carved gates and painted windows preserve the traditional look of the street. Pick up some famous bronze pieces or knitted shawls for souvenirs. Only bicycles and carts are allowed inside. Use our Lijiang day trip planning app to arrange your visit to Square Street (Sifangjie) and other attractions in Lijiang.
Square Street (Sifangjie) Reviews
A lot of peoples dance around this area. A great place to spend at evening. Local people very friendly to invite dance with them. It's a good try to blend with the local culture. more »
Everyone arrives here and this is a place to sit, watch and be. There are often traditional dancers and the place bustles. This is is just part of the fun of Dayan - if you are lost head for the... more »
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