LIJIANG OLD TOWN (DAYAN)
Lijiang Old Town (Dayan)
Dayan has a history of over eight centuries as it was built during the Song and Yuan Dynasties. It spreads on 2.8 square miles of space and it is an excellent way to get to know the ancient culture of China. In fact, this is one of the most preserved locations in the entire country when it comes to Naxi ethnic group.
In 1997, UNESCO included it in its list of World Heritage locations. Lijiang Old own features cobbled stone streets and impressive ancient structures, including the complex system of water supply. You can buy souvenirs and local tea in one of the small shops.