Sunday, October 01, 2006

Lijiang Yunan(丽江-云南-中国)

Location: located between 9923' - 10131' east longitude and 2559' - 2756' north latitude, and northwest of Yunnan province, middle reaches of Jinsha River
位置:位于西经9923' - 10131'北纬2559' - 2756',云南省西北方。

Neighboring Areas: Sichuan province and Guizhou province; Tibet Autonomous Region and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Physical Features: lies in the joint area of Qingzang Altiplano and Yungui Altiplano

Nationalities: Han, Lisu, Pumi, Nuosu, Tibetan and Naxi

Geographic Feature: an intimate mountain town of stone and tile, laced with swift canals; a gathering place of rugged mountain people from various ethnic groups of Naxi Lisu, Pumi, Nuosu Yi, Tibetan

Climatic Features: distinctly vertical temperature difference, sufficient rainfall and clear division between dry seasons and humid seasons

Average Temperature: 12.6C -19.8C
Rainfall: annual average rainfall adds up to 1000mm

Mountains: Mt. Laojun, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Rivers: Jinsha River, Lancang River

Local Highlights: The Life of Naxi Women, Naxi Ancient Music, Old Town
丽江古城形成于宋末元初,明清以来一直是滇西北商贸中心和连接滇、川、藏的茶马古道重镇,已有800多年历史,面积3.8平方千米。古城北靠金虹山,西倚 狮子山,东南向着千顷沃野,气候舒适宜人。玉河水在玉龙桥下一分为三,入城后分成更多的支流走街过巷、穿墙进院流遍全城,富有小桥流水人家的审美情趣。街 道和房屋布局以水为脉随势自然,与内地城市方正严整的布局迥然不同,五花石路面色彩斑斓,融汉、白、藏等民族建筑文化的纳西民居古朴厚重保存完好,天井铺 地、门窗隔扇等古风犹存,具有较高的欣赏和研究价值。overview

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