Kota Lijiang merupakan salah satu kota di Tiongkok. Letaknya di bagian selatan. Tepatnya di provinsi Yunnan. Lijiang biasanya dijuluki sebagai “kota tua”. Kota tua ini didirikan pada tahun 811. Kota ini pernah hancur akibat gempa pada tahun 1996.
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.
The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of cultural criteria. Lijiang is an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality.