The Old Town of Lijiang

Inscribed :1997 Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

Justification for Inscription: 
Report of the 21st Session of the Committee
 


Brief description:
The Old Town of Lijiang, which adapted itself harmoniously to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained an 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 is still functioning effectively.
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