Lijiang is a depository of architecture.
While touring along Square Street, you will bump into the very tight cultural density in Lijiang - ranging from opulent historic buildings to modest examples of present-day architecture. For this package of sites and UNESCO named Old Town as the best preserved ancient area in all of China and consequently Lijiang climbed at the top of travel lists.
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Present-day Lijiang is a very tourist-orientated city for its striking cultural splendor shaped from Tibetan and Central Plains influences into the Dongba Culture. In fact, Lijiang served as a port at the Southern Silk Road between Yunnan and Tibet and these brought foreign presence to the city. So today those looking for unparalleled experiences are on to the right destination as its Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is more than a gateway to striking vistas. There you are welcome for hiking, biking, camping and so on.
For cultural flavor pay a visit to the Mosuo People to meet the the last ''Kingdom of Women'' on earth. Otherwise there are always plenty of things to hit on your sightseeing tour.
From its early years Lijiang saw different rulers from Kublai, the fifth emperor of the Yuan Dynasty to its heyday under the Ming Dynasty. It was a time of intensive migrations from Anhui Province that greatly affected Lijiang's appearance. In fact, Lijiang changed its initial identity to foreign influences. So today the building style of Anhui Province forced out the Naxi national forms to the city edges.
From its suburbia to the very heart, Lijiang cityscape is complementary to its stunning natural beauty. Sprawling under the blue sky, Lijiang is blessed with natural scenery of dramatic mountains, fresh air and crystal-clear waters. Actually, Lijiang is a kind of escape for Chinese from the usual urban buzz to the advantages of a pleasant climate and green velvet-like slopes.
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