Lijiang Dayan-zhen

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Traditional Settlements 

Lijiang Dayan-zhen is a historic town in Lijiang city, Yunnan-sheng, China. The town is mainly resided by the Naxi minority. Dayan-zhen was included by UNESCO on its list of World Cultural Heritage sites in 1997.

Site layout 


central plaza called sifangjie

The shops line the streets that stem from the sifangjie.



The housing area of Lijiang is organized by roads with 2 ~ 4m width.


Houses of Lijiang are composed around a courtyard called tianjing.