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Old Town of Lijiang

 Lijiang Attractions

The Old Town of Lijiang, or Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang Ancient Town, is surrounded by mountains on the plateau in Northwest Yunnan, China. It is a world cultural heritage, keeping harmony, serene and unsophisticated civil life like a pastoral song.

In the history of Modern civilization, Lijiang Old Town has become a serene and graceful garden for human spirit. The harmonious, leisure and fantastic old town is expecting guests from the world to enjoy her fairy landscape, rich cultural connotation and shining cultural treasure with her elegant and infinite charm. Lijiang Old Town is a beautiful warm historic fossil which make tourists forgetting the outside world.

Lijiang Ancient town was constructed since the turning of Song and Yuan Dynasties and was most prosperous in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Covering 3.8 square kilometers, the town has a history dated back to more than 800 years ago. The Lijiang old town attraction is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the Naxi culture of its traditional residents the Naxi people. It’s reputed as Oriental Gardening City and has deep cultural history like epic. Now, more than 6200 local families with over 25000 populations, more than 70% of whom are Naxi people, live in the old town. Lijiang Old town is open tourism zone with no sidewalls, which is unique in all the Chinese Historical and Cultural Cities.

With the famous Square Street at its core, roads here are mostly paved with stone boards. The twists and turns of small lanes, narrow cobbled streets and the gurgling canal all help create a place where visitors can relax themselves. Square Street was the site of a major bazaar for local residents to visit the market and stock up on necessities such as meat, vegetables, oil and herbal medicine. Now visitors will come across some interesting ethnic products and sometimes unusual antiques. 


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