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Shuhe Horse Carriage Tour

Time:2018-06-13

 
Destination: Shuhe Old Town, Green Dragon Bridge,  Ancient Tea-Horse Museum, Jingdinglong pool.
Distance: 500 meters
Duration: 3 hours
Transportation: Horse Carriage
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year
Difficulties: AAAAA

 


 
Price List 

Pax Price (RMB/person) Remarks
1  500  
2  350  
3-5  300  
6-9  260  
 

Visiting Shuhe Old Town by horse carriage is very interesting, explore the tea-horse history and culture, walking around in the heritage site, guest feel the time is date back to 400 years ago.


Horse Carriage
 
About five kilometers north from Lijiang Ancient Town, Shuhe Old Town, the geographical center of scenic spots of Lijiang, is one of the oldest habitats of Lijiang and well-preserved town on the Ancient Tea Route showing the history of Naxi ethnic minority group from farming centralization to commercial centralization. An important part of the Lijiang Ancient Town area, both the towns were listed as World Cultural Sites by the UNESCO in 1997.


 
Explore the Old Town of Shuhe

Shuhe is known to local people as Longquan Village (Dragon Spring Village) which is said to be the birthplace of the eminent Mu Family of Naxi minority ethnic group. Renowned as "Village of Leather", the Old Town of Shuhe has a prosperous market in the central square covering an area of 250 square meters which used to be fur and leather trading center in Lijiang and has many excellent artisans that good at fur and leather processing. Ancient shops stand around the square with dark red painted wood doors opened and old people sitting and chatting that shows leisurely characteristic of the old town. Observing carefully in the center of the square, visitors will find that Sifang Street in Lijiang Ancient Town is similar to this square.
Walking northward along Shuhe Street for 100 meters, visitors will get to the fountain head of Jiudinglong Pool which is regarded as a holy spring by the local people. The Beiquan Temple (North Spring Temple) built near the pool is the same style as other temples in Lijiang. The Sansheng Temple (Three Saints Temple) standing by the spring is a traditional Chinese quadrangle.
 
The Museum of Ancient Tea Route

With a long history that can be traced back to 680AD, the Ancient Tea Route started from Dali, Lijiang, Diqing, Lasa and led to India in the west. The Museum of Ancient Tea Route is the first museum studying the ancient tea routes in China as well as the first museum researching Pu'er tea culture in Lijiang. The museum is composed of Entrance Hall, the First Hall of History, the Second Hall of History, Shuhe Hall , Leather Artisans Hall, Hall of Tea and Horse Culture, Tea Ceremony Hall, and Material Center Hall, showing history, routes and events of the Ancient Tea Route in detail. Meanwhile, the museum has also been reconstructed on the base of the Mu Family's Residence, where some art works of famous painter Ma Xiaoxian, one of the painters of Lijiang Mural are preserved.

 

 
What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing & some money to purchase any memorable items.

Package inclusive:

A private air-conditioned car, an experienced licensed driver, entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;a local experienced English-speaking guide and travel Agencies Liability Insurance and some bottle waters

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