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Lijiang Location & Maps

Lijiang City is located in the southeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, northwest plateau of Yunnan province and the middle section of Jinsha River. The longitude is between 99.23 and 101.31 degrees east, and the latitude is between 25.23 and 27.56 degrees north.

Lijiang Tourist Maps & Area

It covers a total area of 21,219 square kilometers. 92.3 percent of the total area is mountainous.

Area code: 0888
Postal code: 674100

Lijiang Travel Maps & Population

It has a population of 1.1376 million. (2005)

Lijiang Climate & Weather

Located in the low latitude area, it has a temperate plateau and mountain monsoon climate. The four seasons isn't very distinctive. From the foot of the mountain to the peak, it has a very distinctive climate change. The annual average temperature is between 12.6 and 19.9 degrees Celsius. The annual precipitation is between 910 and 1040mm. The rain season is between June to September. Non-frost days is about 191 to 310.

Lijiang ethnic groups

Lijiang City has a lot of nationalities, such as Naxi, Yi, Bai, Pumi and so on. The dominant local ethnic minority in Lijiang is Naxi, with many Yi and Bai in the area. The Naxi are reputedly 'matriarchal' and hence the subject of much interest among Chinese and foreign tourists, though what this means is subject to much dispute. Naxi are matrilineal, insofar as property is traditionally inherited down the female line, and men move into their wife's family home after marriage.

What to see & Lijiang Attractions

Lijiang has the best preserved ancient town in China - the Old Town which has been listed in the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO in 1997. The Old Town was once the center of Lijiang and continues to maintain the original flavor of the local lifestyle, the typical groups of buildings and the profound cultural heritage of the region.

Lijiang also has a lot of other tourist attractions, please follow the list below:

Dry Sea (Ganhai)
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Spring Park (Heilongtan Park)
Lijiang Murals
Lugu Lake
Mu's Residence
Naxi Ancient Music
Old Town
Residential Houses
Stone Drum and the First Bend of the Yangtze River
Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Plateau)
The Old Town of Shuhe
Three Parallel Rivers in Yunnan Protected Areas
Tiger Leaping Gorge
White Water River
Yufeng Temple