The ancient city of Lijiang, with a long history, is located in the ancient urban area of Lijiang City in Yunnan Province, southwest China. It is located in the middle of Lijiang Dam and the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The center of the city is located in the north latitude of 26 degrees 52'50.43 and the east longitude of 100 degrees 13'27.70 with an area of 7.279 square kilometers.
The ancient city of Lijiang
The ancient city of Lijiang was built in the late Song Dynasty and the early Yuan Dynasty. It was ruled by the Mu's ancestors of Lijiang. The scenic center of the ancient city of Lijiang was moved from Baisha Town to Lion Hill. The city began to build a housing pool, called "Dayechang". The streets in Lijiang ancient city are built near by mountains and rivers. There are Sifang Street, Mufu, Wufeng Tower, Heilongtan, Wenchang Palace, Wang Pizhen Memorial Hall, Xueshan Academy, Wangjiazhuang Christian Church, Fang Guoyu's former residence, Baimalongtan Temple, Gu Peter's former residence, Jinglian Temple, Puxian Temple and other scenic spots.
Not only is the scenery pleasant, but also the Lijiang folk houses blend the essence of Han, Bai, Yi and Tibetan Nationalities, as well as the unique style of the Naxi people. The Old Town of Lijiang has colorful local customs and entertainment activities. The Naxi ancient music, the Dongba ritual, the divination culture, the ancient town bar and the Naxi Torch Festival are unique. The ancient city of Lijiang embodies the achievements of ancient Chinese urban construction and is one of the types with distinct characteristics and styles in Chinese folk houses.