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Old Town of Lijiang

Updated: Jul 10, 2018 Print

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Old Town of Lijiang [Photo/IC]

The Old Town of Lijiang, lying on the Lijiang plain at an elevation of 2,400 meters in southwest Yunnan province of China, is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China.

It is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site and preserves a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity.

The architecture of the Old Town of Lijiang is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures, and its ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity still functions effectively today.

The Old Town of Lijiang was added to the list in December 1997.

Address: Dongdajie St., Lijiang, Yunnan province


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