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Lijiang Prefecture lies in the Northwest of Yunnan Province. With an area of 7,485 square kilometers , Lijiang has a population of 1.02 million. The government of Lijiang Prefecture is based in the Lijiang county seat, which is about 600 kilometers from Kunming. Either by plane or by coach, Lijiang is easily accessible. Lijiang is one of the National Scenic Area. The Ancient Town of Lijiang has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO for its well preservation. Every ethnic group in Lijiang has special festival, such as Naxi people's "Sanduo Festival", Yi people's "Torch Festival", etc.
Old Lijiang is a UNESCO listed site, which is well known for its sound preservation of ancient buildings and the distinctive Naxi culture. The aged wooden buildings decked with hanging red lanterns and local musicians playing the centuries old Naxi instruments in the time worn streets, display a lifestyle and culture that seems lost in time. It is an idyllic place that seems far away from the cement, steel and busyness of the new section of the city. Lijiang provides access to many sights including the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the First Bend of Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge. ( Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski Resort )