In the street of Shuhe Naxi ancient village China traditional Yunnan lanternIn the street of Shuhe Naxi ancient villageShuhe Naxi Village, also known as Longquan Village by the local people, located 4 km to the northwest of Lijiang ancient town, is the earliest habitation for the Naxi ancestors in Lijiang, and one of the most well-preserved important markets along the Tea-Horse Ancient Road.

If Lijiang ancient town is said to be a more and more bustling city, then Shuhe Naxi village can be reputed as a truly quiescent village. It can be said that Suhe Naxi village is one of the most charming mountain village across China.


Il villaggio di Shuhe Naxi, chiamato anche villaggio di Longquan dalla popolazione locale, situato a 4 km a nord-ovest dell'antica città di Lijiang, è il primo insiediamento degli antenati Naxi a Lijiang e uno dei mercati importanti meglio conservati lungo l’antica via del tè e dei cavalli.

Il villaggio di Shuhe Naxi può essere considerato uno dei più affascinanti villaggi di montagna della Cina, essendo molto ben conservato e con un atmosfera rilassante e tradizionale.

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 “A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.”

Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus