Hexi Hotel, Lijiang
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHexi Hotel, Lijiang
Getting to the hotel from the airport was easy, if you like bumping your way along a dirt road with potholes everywhere. When we arrived at Lijiang Old Town it took us quite a long time walking around asking people but that was because we were pronouncing the hotel, 'Hexy' when it should have been pronounced 'Hershey.' The ladies at the check- in counter were not very fluent in English so we had trouble communicating with them. Though two men who work for the hotel wanted to practice their English on us, their names were Michael and Ryan, they were very helpful. We got put in to a room but one of our party didn't like the surrounding ambient noise of live music late into the night nor the loud tourists in the street in the morning. He asked to change rooms and we got put in to a beautiful, secluded spot in the hotel complex. Until a huge group of loud Chinese tourists filled the whole courtyard up, not so peaceful. The whole room was quite clean, with cleaners coming in on random days. I would recommend the Hexi hotel because it was right in the middle of the old town.
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... sweetcorn and we have seen in various locations the harvesting and drying on the roof tops. We get back to the hotel, and are tired after all the walking and fresh air of the last few days, so we have a rest before we head out for an early dinner and then our entertainment of the evening, the Naxi music performance at the Naxi Music Hall. We were offered free front row seats to the evening performance by way of an apology from the Beijing travel company for our ...
... Another example where the government has invested lots of money to improve things to attract tourists. Apparently we are to transfer to a bus to head further up the mountain to reach the Spruce Meadow (vantage point). We jump aboard the bus. We are the only westerners and entertained by very excitable Chinese tourists. We make our way up the mountain and come across a beautiful Jade green lake. The Chinese get extremely excited, there are lots of "wow, ...
... lake. We sit down and Ian enjoys a very strong local Yunnan brew, Kate sharing tea with our very talkative and fun guide. Recharged, we continue walking around the park. We then have a brief look round a museum dedicated to the Naxi people - one of the traditional groups resident in the Yunnan province. They wear very distinctive clothing, have their own language and write using pictographs, which are rather more easy to understand than Chinese script. It has warmed up now ...
... or rice porridge or wonton soup and helped us do our laundry.
One of the downsides of visiting Lijiang is having to pay a fee to even get into the town. This is almost certainly used for the purpose it is meant for, conserving the old town's buildings and culture, but the unfortunate name of "protection fee" makes it sound like a racket, and it does become annoying when you assume that one payment will get you into all the tourist sights and it turns out that ...
... we see stars (incredibly rare in China!), but the Milky Way, and there was silence except for the sound of frogs trilling away.
We were lucky enough to find two very good restaurants in Shaxi. One was a Bai restaurant just off the main square called Ban Zian Ju. We ate braised pork, twice cooked pork, "1000 pieces of meat" (disappointingly an overestimate) which was pork steamed in a clay pot with pickled vegetables and spices), fried lotus, ...