Lijiang Old Town Picture

The Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO Heritage Site, has a history going back more than 800 years…

The Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO Heritage Site, has a history going back more than 800 years. The Town was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. It is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that still functions effectively today. The Lijiang old town 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 culture of its traditional residents the Naxi people…

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