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Lijiang Old Town

Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang travel China tour Yunnan tripLijiang Old Town is located in the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau with an elevation of 2,400 meters, a central town of the Lijiang Autonomous County of the Naxi Ethnic Minority in Yunnan Province. Embraced by the tree-covered Lion Mountain in the west, the Elephant Mountains in the north, the old town looks like a big jade ink slab hence the another name Town of Big Ink Slab (Dayan Town).

Originally built in the late Song Dynasty (960-1279) and the early Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Lijiang Old Town is an important fair and town since then. Different with other old towns, it has no city wall.Lijiang Old Town has a population of 25,000, among which, Naxi people occupies the most for houses in the town are brimming with the special characteristics of Naxi nationality. Most of the Naxi houses are two-storey wood and stone structures. They are typically laid out either in the form of Sanfang Yi Zhaobi or Sihe Wu Tianjin. Due to the protruding rafters and exposed beams, it won't fall even when its walls have collapsed, which is also the reason why Lijiang Old Town has survived several earthquakes.

Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang tours China travel Yunnan trip

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