The Old Town of Lijiang, also called "the Lijiang Ancient City", has more than 800 years of history and was once a confluence for trade along the tea horse road. It is located in Lijiang City. The Old Town of Lijiang is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges, well-known architectures which differ from other ancient Chinese cities and the culture of its traditional residents the Nakhi people. Please look at WindhorseTour's Whole View of Yunnan Tour for more information.
When you travel to Lijiang, you will see that Nakhi people pay more attention to the decoration. The houses in the Old Town of Lijiang are commodious and timber and tile structure compound with gardens. Each of the houses has engraved vivid figures of people and animals on windows and doors, beautiful flowers and trees in the garden. If you spend a day here, you will find that living in such a beautiful and comfortable environment is a real pleasant thing. You can look at Yunnan Highlights Tour for more information.
The Mu Palace reflects the architectural style of the central plains of China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its layout is arranged according to the pattern of the Forbidden City. It could be said that it looks like a miniature of the Forbidden City. Decorative work (including carvings and paintings of buildings) are similar in style to those in the palace of Ming dynasty. Most of the decorations are simple but sublime showing the dignity of the ruler. If you travel to Lijiang, you should not miss the Mu Palace.