Snorre Moen

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Lijiang | Yunnan | China

Lijiang is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Yunnan province, China. Lijiang was the political, commercial and cultural center for the local Naxi people and other ethnic groups for 400 years from the year 658 AD to 1107 AD. In ancient times, the Baisha Old Town used to be the center of silk embroidery in the southwest of China and the most important place of the Ancient Southern Silk Road, which started from Burma, crossed Lijiang, Shangri-La County, Tibet, journeyed through Iran, the Fertile Crescent, and ultimately to the Mediterranean Sea. A nice place for a couple of days, and I recommend the Bivou Hotel in the old town of Shuhe (www.bivou.com) - great place and location and wonderful staff.