Lijiang Old Town

Opening Hours: all day

Maintenance Fee: CNY 50/pp (8:30-19:00)

Lijiang Old Town, also known as Dayan Old Town, stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Naxi ethnic group. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the Old Town of Lijiang encompasses Dayan Old Town, as well as Shuhe Old Town and Baisha Old Town. Renowned as one of the four best-preserved ancient cities in China, alongside Langzhong Ancient Town in Sichuan, Pingyao Ancient City in Shanxi, and Shexian Ancient Town in Anhui Province, Lijiang Old Town beckons visitors with its timeless charm.

The labyrinthine old streets, akin to a network woven through the heart of the town, pulse with the vitality of flowing water—a metaphorical lifeblood coursing through its veins. Here, amidst the quaint alleys and cobbled pathways, one discovers the essence of Lijiang’s allure. From vibrant bars to eclectic shops, each corner exudes its own unique temperament, infusing the town with a dynamic energy.Yet, it is the Naxi folk customs and cultural traditions that serve as the soul of Lijiang Old Town, endowing it with a timeless allure that transcends the passage of centuries.

In Lijiang Old Town, history intertwines with modernity, offering visitors a glimpse into a world where the past seamlessly merges with the present. Here, amidst the atmospheric streets and picturesque vistas, one can’t help but be captivated by the romantic and enchanting charm that permeates every corner, inviting you to lose yourself in its timeless embrace.

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