Lijiang, Chinese for “City on the Beautiful River”, is located in the province of Yunnan at about 2600 meters altitude on the southern foothills of the Himalayas.
Among the attractions include the old town, which is one of the best preserved in China, the 5596 meter high snow mountains and the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
The approximately 1.2 million inhabitants city is characterized by a large proportion of Chinese minorities whose culture, preferably in the community Dayan, is also reflected in the architecture.
Since 1997, Lijiang’s city center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the diversity of its cultures and the inclusion of geographical features.