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Lijiang

Lijiang is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. With a history of over 800 years, the ancient town of Lijiang offers a unique step back in time. One unique aspect of Lijiang is that the majority of its residents are of the Naxi Dongba Ethnic Minority Group and the architecture, and layout of the town reflects their cultures and traditions. Visitors to the city can witness the minority group’s music and cultures firsthand. Located near Lijiang is the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.  
 
The history of Lijiang city started as early as the late Song Dynasty. It is built where the Jade River divides into three and its streams form the canals and waterways which flow along the old town streets. Lijiang became known in the west through a book written by an American commissioner who traveled in and out of Yunnan province in late 19th century. Particularly after China started to admit foreign tourists in the 1980s, Lijiang began to attract visitors. To fulfill their needs, local people started restaurants and cafes. It was the earthquake in 1996 that brought Lijiang to the world's attention. Chinese people also long for the lifestyle and the excellent environment in Lijiang and started pouring in. This started the new era of Lijiang.

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18-day Guangzhou Guilin Guiyang Kunming Lijiang Bullet Train Tour

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16-day Xinjiang Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Tibet Tour

16-day Xinjiang Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Tibet Tour

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16-day Xinjiang Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Tibet Tour tour to visit Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xi'an Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Lhasa, Leshan, Chengdu in Northwest and Southwest China and more....

12-day Trails China Hiking Tour

12-day Trails China Hiking Tour

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12 days China hiking, trekking tour package is to go through Beijing Great Wall, Kunming Stone Forest, Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shanghai China resorts and more...

16-day Southwest China Essence Tour

16-day Southwest China Essence Tour

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18-day Shanghai Yangtze Chongqing Yunnan Guilin Guangzhou Tour

18-day Shanghai Yangtze Chongqing Yunnan Guilin Guangzhou Tour

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Attractions
Shuhe Ancient Town

Shuhe Ancient Town

Shuhe Old Town in Lijiang is a well-preserved example of township along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of Naxi people's ancestors.

Lugu Lake

Lugu Lake

Lugu Lake lies 280 kilometers from Lijiang City, on the border between Ninglang County in Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County in Sichuan Province.

Mountain Laojun

Mountain Laojun

Mountain Laojun Lijiang, Yunnan ToursThe Mountain Laojun stands 70 km upward the First Bend of Yangtze River. It is known as the "Grandfather of all mountains in Yunnan Province", according to the myth.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Located outside of the Lijiang Old Town, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is sacred to the Naxi Dongba Ethnid Minority Group. The mountain has 13 peaks with the highest being 5,600 feet tall and is 35 kilometers long.

Naxi Dongba Ancient Music

Naxi Dongba Ancient Music

Naxi Ancient Music (Dongba Ancient Music) was listed as one of the masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Known as a "living fossil," ancient Naxi music originated from Taoism music that dates back to the Tang dynasty.

First Bend of the Yangtze River

First Bend of the Yangtze River

About 51km outside of Lijiang, the Yangtze River makes a sudden V-shaped bend and flow to the northeast. This extraordinary turn, nearly 180 degrees, creates breathtaking views that startle the imagination.

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

The Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world's deepest river canyons, is famous for its breathtaking scenery of rock and water. It got its name from the legend, in China's ancient past, a tiger, fleeing from a hunter jumped across the gorge.

Baoshan Stone City

Baoshan Stone City

This mysterious Naxi citadel hides deep in the green Jinsha River Valley northeast of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Just like the Inca city of Machu Picchu, Baoshan is also a stone city (properly speaking, it is a small stone village).

Lijiang Old City

Lijiang Old City

Yunnan Lijiang Old City is famous for its incredible intact ancient architecture groups preservation in China that has not changed for centuries. All the buildings and the newer ones were set up with the same materials and construction methods that have been used for centuries, allowing them to blend into the city.

Baisha Old Town

Baisha Old Town

Lijiang Baisha Village is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang City. The town is famous for profound Naxi ethnic culture and well-preserved ancient Mural Paintings.

Areas of Three Parallel Rivers

Areas of Three Parallel Rivers

The Protect Areas of Three Parallel Rivers (the Three Parallel Rivers Of Yunnan) are located in northwestern Yunnan Province, covering the three prefectures of Diqing, Nujiang, and Lijiang, including, specifically, Deqin County, Lisu Autonomous County of Weixi, Shangri-La County....

Black Dragon Pool

Black Dragon Pool

Walking from the Lijiang Old City, visitors can see the Black Dragon Pool in the Jade Spring Park built in 1727, during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The pool offers incredible views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

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