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Lijiang History

Lijiang has a long history. It is the ancient seat of Dongba Culture. The city’s ethnic Naxi people still live that culture. The city’s history dates back to period of the Warring States (475-221 B.C.) in China.

The Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Old Town of Lijiang, located in the Lijiang Autonomous County of the Naxi Ethnic Minority, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China.

Historic and Scenic Spots
Lijiang Old Town

The Lijiang Old Town is built along the lie of mountains and the flow of rivers, providing a very precious sample of the research on the old-time architecture.

· Ancient bridges
· Old Town of Shuhe
· Jade Spring Park (Heilongtan Park)
· The Mu Residence
· Lugu Lake
· Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge)
· Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Life in Lijiang
Where women rule

Mosuo is not called "Women's World" for nothing - it is, after all, the only surviving matrilineal community in China.

· Naxi festivals
· Lisu festivals
· Pumi festivals
· Matriarchal tribe's customs in compromise
· Pumi costumes
· Naxi costumes
· Lisu costumes
Special Products and Foods
Dongba painting

Dongba painting is the oldest and most representative religious painting of the ancient Naxi people

· Wood Plate Drawings
· Mud Figures of Dongba
· Where simply delicious food is deliciously simple
· Naxi food
· Pumi food
· Lisu food
· Naxi ancient music
· The paper making of Dai and Naxi people
Zhou Lin-- A Calligrapher, Musician and Poet

Zhou Lin (1902-1977), styled Weicang, Naxi nationality, is a well-known calligrapher, musician and poet in China.

· Six Men from the Mu Family
· Mu Zeng (1587-1646)
· Fang Guoyu---A Historian of Yunnan History
Key Words

Tea   West Lake   

Temple      Su Dongpo 


Fans   Embroidery

Garden     Fuzimiao

Zhonghua Gate

Nanjing Salted Duck

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