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The Ancient Town of Lijiang 2006


The Ancient Town of Lijiang - World's Cultural Heritage



    History:
    Lijing, once the major crossroad on the ancient route for tea convoys, occupied an important place in the history of the communication with foreign countries.

    Geography (7,800 feet above the sea level):
    The Yulong (Jade Dragon) Snow Mountain, with 13 snow-capped peaks towering like jade columns, is the lowest-latitude,
    closest-to-equator mountains in the age-old snow mountain complex in Northern Hemisphere.

    Water:
    The clean water comes from the melting snow-capped mountain and spills out of the Black Dragon Pool located in the west of the town,
    running into the ancient town. The water is then divided into many brooks which flow through every street and alley in the town.
    The water makes up a town of vitality in which the clean streets and alleys are situated beside the streams.
    The ancient town is characterized by its stream, the weeping willow and the stone arch bridges.

    People:
    The Naxi ethnic group is world-famous for its Dongba Culture, ancient music, and White Sand Murals.


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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
The Ancient Town of Lijiang
The Ancient Town of Lijiang
The Ancient Town of Lijiang
The Ancient Town of Lijiang
Lijiang
Lijiang
Lijiang
Lijiang
The Entrance to the Ancient Town
The Entrance to the Ancient Town
The Entrance to the Ancient Town
The Entrance to the Ancient Town
Clothing Shop
Clothing Shop
Popular Tavern
Popular Tavern
Popular Tavern
Popular Tavern
Tea
Tea
The middle river in the ancient city
The middle river in the ancient city
Popular Tavern
Popular Tavern
The middle river in the ancient city
The middle river in the ancient city
Residental structures in the ancient city
Residental structures in the ancient city
Holly Tree
Holly Tree
Offering God of Nature Place
Offering God of Nature Place
Trouts
Trouts
Holly Temple of Dongba religion  Yushui Yuan
Holly Temple of Dongba religion Yushui Yuan
Holly Temple of Dongba religion  Yushui Yuan
Holly Temple of Dongba religion Yushui Yuan
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IMG_5691_1.jpg
Holly land of Dongba Religion
Holly land of Dongba Religion
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IMG_5693_1.jpg
Heaven Incense Burner
Heaven Incense Burner
Heaven Incense Burner
Heaven Incense Burner
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IMG_5680_1.jpg
Holly Gate
Holly Gate
Holly Gate
Holly Gate
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Holly Gate
Holly Gate
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Holly land of Dongba religion
Holly land of Dongba religion
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IMG_5711_1.jpg
Wine Making
Wine Making
Corn Drying Platform
Corn Drying Platform
Corns
Corns
Corns
Corns
Naxi ethnic group - Dancing and singing in tha park
Naxi ethnic group - Dancing and singing in tha park
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IMG_5793_1.jpg
Naxi Women
Naxi Women
Naxi Women - Seven-star sheepskin
Naxi Women - Seven-star sheepskin
Residental structures in the ancient city
Residental structures in the ancient city
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IMG_5885_1.jpg
Bar is open!
Bar is open!
Tea Shop
Tea Shop
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IMG_5969_1.jpg
Tea House
Tea House
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IMG_5921_1.jpg