Lijiang

#80 - Lijiang, China
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You might think Shangri-La is the fictional place that James Hilton wrote about in his novel Lost Horizon in 1933, and you're right. But what you don't know is that there is such place, as beautiful and mystical as one might imagine, a true earthly paradise – and it's Lijiang and our #80 AbsoluteVisit. The city has 800 years of history under its belt and dates back to the late Song Dynasty.
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  • This 800 year-old town in China was once a main stop for the tea trade, but is now much more famous for its waterways and bridges. The town covers 13, 184 square miles (21,219 sq. km).
 

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