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Lijiang is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Yunnan Province, China. It has an area of 21,219 square kilometers and a population of 1,137,600 as of 2005.

Tourist Attractions
Lijiang Old Town
Lugu Lake of Lijiang
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Baoshan Stone City
Black Dragon Pool Park
Lijiang Mountain Laojun
Naxi Ancient Music
Areas of Three Parallel Rivers
First Bend of the Yangtze River

Old Town
The world famous Old Town of Lijiang is located in Lijiang City. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site. The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence for trade along the old tea horse road. The Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. The old town of Lijiang differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people, therefore people there are called Pangjinge and Pangjinmei (male and female respectively).

Nearby Lijiang is the Baishui Terrace Baishuitai literally "White Water Terrace") is a an area where spring water flows over a sinter terrace, leaving behind travertine.

Lijiang City replaced former administrative region Lijiang Prefecture. Lijiang Prefecture no longer exists today.

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