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World heritage site · Historic Walking Area
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Step back 800 years into history at Old Town of Lijiang - China, a historic village and designated World Heritage Site built at the end of th
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Shuhe Ancient Town , Lijiang
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Listed as a World Heritage Site, Shuhe Ancient Town remains known for its historic houses, waterways, and stone bridges constructed by combin
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World heritage site · Fountain
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Enjoy a scenic walk at Black Dragon Pond Park, part of Lijiang's World Heritage Site. Nestled at the foot of Elephant Hill and with a dramati
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Discover Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Blue Moon Valley with personal English-speaking tour guide, private vehicle, and a chauffeur for a hassle-free and time-efficient experience.
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Water Body
Lugu Lake , Lijiang
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Explore a serene aquatic ambience amid picturesque hills and plateaus at Lugu Lake. Shaped like a horse's hoof, the lake shelters many subalp
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World heritage site · National Park
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Lijiang

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Bodies of Water
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road. The World Heritage-protected old town area displays an attractive system of canals, ornate bridges, and wooden architecture, which you can explore by foot along the old cobblestone streets, or by boat. Nearby mountains and small, authentic towns provide other places to see when on holiday in Lijang. Our China journey planning website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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Where to stay in Lijiang

Though built on a small scale, Lijiang has long been a popular destination for Chinese tourists, and what was already a good choice of accommodations has grown with increased international interest. Expect to pay a premium to stay in the old town area, with hotels overlooking the main canals particularly popular. Head out of the old town and you'll find a good range of more cost-effective, smaller guesthouses, hostels, and hotels, either in the suburban residential areas, or on the main roads leading out into the hillier areas of the region.
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