Lijiang is an and quaint town in Yunan, a province of China which is well endowed with magnificent and beautiful mountains, rivers and a long history. The ancient Lijiang county was put into the list of world cultural legacy by the World Legacy Committee of the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization in 1997. Millions of tourists travel to Lijiang each year to enjoy Lijiang’s primitive simplicity, tranquility and elegant culture. The folks at Lijiang enjoy music too. Welcome to Guangdong for Canton Fair, HRC is pleased to offer cheap Guangzhou hotels, great service in China tours and perfect Indochina tour packages for you.
– Lijiang tour guide
The Lijiang Old Town was originally founded in the late Song (960-1279) and Early Yuan (1279-1368) Dynasties. The Lijiang Old Town occupies an area of over 8 square kilometers. It is backed by the tree covered Lion Mountain in the west, Elephant and Golden Row Mountains in the north, and fertile fields in the Southeast. The architectural styles of the buildings in the Lijiang Old Town are of great interest to visitors. They incorporate architectural traits of the Naxi, Bai, Tibet, and Han ethnic minority groups. The houses are placed close together along narrow lanes. The two storey houses are constructed of earth, tile, and timber and are created around an open courtyard much like Beijing?s quadrangle. The Old Town depends on water for its existence. The main water source for the town is the Black Dragon Pool. It splits into many canals which can be reached by every street in the town. The town features almost 350 bridges and willow trees grow everywhere due to the abundance of water.
Elegant simplicity, naturally, full of national characteristics and local characteristics of the Plateau Water Old Town of Lijiang, a scenic Yangtze River First Beach, the Jade Spring Park, elegant, handsome, and has been hailed as “the first branch Yunling”, “Global First tree “of 10,000 camellia and other scenery, formed a beautiful natural picture. Key national protection, Baisha Murals, financial Taoism, Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and the Dongba culture as a whole, with its compact layout, a unique color and style, a rare treasures of art of the Ming Dynasty. Naxi Dongba Culture magic to the old religion as a carrier to Dongba scriptures as the primary method of recording, reflecting the unique culture of the Naxi history. Called “living fossil of Chinese music,” the Naxi ancient music, with its elegant charm like pure tourists.
Lijiang has a population of 1,040,000 and is the main region inhabited by Naxi Group. The Bai, Yi, Miao, and other ethnic minorities accounted for 58%, Lijiang is therefore with very different and colorful ethnic customs. Naxi ancient music is known as the “Chinese classical music living fossil”. In its long history, the local residents have established their splendid Dongba Culture which has absorbed aspects of the culture of Tibet and the Central Plains along the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. The various souvenirs marked with these Dongba hieroglyphs are very popular with visitors from home and abroad.