Lijiang, litterally meaning "beautiful river", came from another name of Jinsha River (Lishui), the head of Yangt-Ze River. About 550 m from Kunming, Lijiang lies northwest of the Yunnan Province. It is one of the four historical cultural old cities of the province, the others being Nianzhong in Sichuan, Pingyao in Shanxi, and Kanxian in Anhbui. A city with incredible history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lijiang boasts a temperate climate, many attractions, and a wide-range of Lijiang hotels to accommodate travellers from around the world.
Lijiang city is made of the new city and old city. The old city is most famous, attracting people from all around the world. Lijiang old town lies in the middle of the Lijiang plain, with history dating over 800 years old and in 1997 it became protected under the UNESCO World Heritage List. The composition of the streets and buildings are in the unique regional style, like the Naxi traditional house, preserved throughout centuries. The unique location surrounded by mountains, allows an ideal Lijiang weather, forbidding cold air from the northwest in the wintertime and being cool in the summer. It is perfect place for people to visit throughout the year.
Lijiang is surrounded by many interesting attractions. In the north of Lijiang is the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in the south is the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, in the west is the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, and in the east is Sichuan. Since ancient times, Lijiang has been a place for the gathering of many different kinds of ethnicities, including the Naxi, Yi, and the Lisu people.
Lijiang started to develop the tourism from 1992, but major renovations were undertaken after the big earthquake in 1996. More and more people travel to Lijiang each year to learn about its ancient heritage and culture. Besides the old town, there are many beautiful places to visit in Lijiang: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lashi Lake, Lugu Lake and much more! There are many Lijiang hotels and Lijiang guesthouses in and around the old town. If you are searching for hotels in Lijiang don't hesitate to contact us, as we are your whl.travel local connection and work with each Lijiang hotel personally.
Lijiang is a paradise for travellers to spend their holiday!
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