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Address: 28 kilometers Northeast , Hechuan County, Chongqing 401520, China
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Full-Day Private Tour of Diaoyu Fortress and Laitan Ancient Town from Chongqing
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A taste of old China

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... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2013
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 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 selling food.

2 Thank Nichole B
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 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 disappointment will not recommend him but the driver is excellent.

9 Thank ru2bz4me
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 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 for 2 day trips and found him absolutely excellent and really conscientious. (631936047@qq.com +0086 15178755421)... More 

3 Thank Ripon_Couple
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 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 had an upfront reservation with Michael Jiang, based on a comment on TA (note we... More 

3 Thank Brusselslady
Chongqing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 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 is worth the drive, but it won't blow your socks off, so just keep expectations... More 

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Chongqing, China
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Reviewed 1 April 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 though, you are really in the old China that is disappearing more every day. Charming... More 

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