The Old Town of Lijiang is located within the mountains of Yunnan, China and is supplied by natural waterways. The town, built with no wall surrounding it, has a rich 800-year history going as far back as the 12th century.

Lijiang was an important center of trade between Tibet, China, Yunnan, India, and other parts of Asia. This is where the famous Silk Road joined up with the Chama Roads to connect to more areas. Dominated by the Naxi culture, a variety of people and cultures resided in this town, making it unique and unlike any others.

Known for it’s ancient waterway system, this town is a wonderful marvel for many who visit.

WHY SPECIAL

4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Dayan Old Town
  • Heilongtan Pool
  • Baisha Village
  • Shuhe Town

Dayan Old Town

Heilongtan Pool

Baisha Village

Shuhe Town

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