Lijiang's Old Town

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An old trade town with over 1,000 years of history, Lijiang maintains its ancient architecture to showcase its history and culture.

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Lijiang was the capital of the Yuan Dynasty, the first emperor of which was Kublai Khan. The city grew at this time to the height of its power.

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Today, the city is known as the home for the Naxi people, one of the many ethnic minorities of Yunnan province.