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Hechuan Laitan Ancient Town

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20 Sep 2018
“Decent slice of old China”
8 Jan 2014
“Old town”
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28 kilometers Northeast , Hechuan County, Chongqing 401520, China
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Laitan Ancient Town is a 1-2 hour drive from Chongqing. It is a tourist area that mainly attracts Chinese tourists, which means there is very little or no English around here. It's best to go with someone that can speak Chinese. Once you arrive, you...More

Thank Tyler W
Reviewed January 8, 2014

A few of the smells coming from the cooking areas threw me a little but, it was nice walking around and having a look at the different shops. The killer was a broken sewage line, right below some of the cooking places, that were still...More

2  Thank Nichole B
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Way below expectation - lukong ancient town is far better vs this! Diaoyu fortress nearby is actually better/worth especially with the suspending buddha which apparently is more than +1,000y. Based on the review, we used michael jiang as a guide but he is a total...More

9  Thank ru2bz4me
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Laitan is 100+km north of Chongqing and if you don't speak any Chinese, you really need to hire a guide & driver. But it's definitely worth the trip. Was surprised when I read one of the previous posts about Michael Jiang, as we hired him...More

3  Thank Ripon_Couple
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Nice day trip to ancient (not fake) old town of Laitan. We were able to visit a nearby farmers market on the road, and a ceremony in the temple of Laitan. As we were a group, we rented a mini-van organized by the hotel. We...More

3  Thank Brusselslady
Reviewed June 25, 2012

It is a very cool place, old buildings and similar in many ways to CiQiKou.....if you have limited time, stay in town and visit the pottery village (CiQiKou). If you have time to kill, hire a ride out of town and visit this place, it...More

Thank James A
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Laitan is about 2 hours NW of Chongqing, but it is a beautiful drive through the country side. Laitan itself is small but charming. There is a newer walking street outside of the temple area that is touristy but empty. Once through the main gate...More

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