Dayan, commonly called the Old Town of Lijiang, is the historical center of Lijiang City, in Yunnan, China. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town has a history going back more than 1,000 years and was once a confluence for trade along the "Old Tea Horse Caravan Trail". The Dayan Old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges, a system fast becoming but a memory as the underground water table drops, probably due to over-building in the suburban areas.
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