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UNESCO World Heritage site Lijiang

2012-08-09 06:06:59 GMT2012-08-09 14:06:59(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Tourists entertain themselves at a bar in the old town of Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 8, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Tourists walk in the old town of Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 8, 2012.(Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Tourists walk in the old town of Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 8, 2012. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

A woman looks at Dongba wind chimes of the Naxi ethnic group in the old town of Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 8, 2012.(Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

The old town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage site with a history of more than 800 years, was formally licenced as the national 5A tourism attraction spot, the top one among China's tourism ranking system, on July 27, 2011. During the first six months of 2012, in total 8.0934 million people visited Lijiang, increasing by 55.93 percent year on year. The tourism industry's revenue of the same period reached 10.395 billion RMB yuan (1.634 billion U.S. dollars), growing by 56.14 percent.

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