Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Old Town of Lijiang

This town was once a confluence for trade along the "Old Tea Horse Caravan Trail" and  is famous for its ancient water-supply system

Old Town of Lijiang
This postcard was sent by San-Aiolia

The Old Town of Lijiang, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that still functions effectively today. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/811/

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