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Ancient City Waterwheel
Lijiang Top 29 in Can't Miss Attractions

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Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 10-30 minutes
Address: Lijiang Old Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang City
Phone: 0888-5111118

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The big waterwheel is the landmark of the ancient city of Lijiang. It is located at the north gate of the ancient city of Lijiang. When you walk into the ancient city of Lijiang, the first thing you see is two waterwheels. To the right is Zhaobi with an inscription written by President Jiang Zemin. In the ancient city, there are three houses and one Zhaobi, just like this. On the right side of the entrance of the ancient city is a water dragon column. The dragon manages water. The civil buildings in the ancient city are most afraid of fire, so this water dragon column was erected to express the wish of the ancient city people to avoid fire. The large waterwheel in the ancient city of Lijiang is not included in the maintenance fee of the ancient city. It does not require tickets outside the entrance to the maintenance fee of each ancient city. You can go directly to play and take pictures. Near the big waterwheel is the bar street in Lijiang, and there is also a square. Every day, many Naxi people sing and dance here. Up to the top is the Lion Rock. It is very convenient to go to the Lion Rock and the Wangu Tower. The inn we stayed in is on the Lion Rock above the waterwheel. The stay here is quiet and the view is very good. The north gate outside the waterwheel is outside the ancient city. The price of hotels outside the ancient city is relatively cheaper, if not In order to feel the taste of the ancient city, it is recommended to stay in a hotel outside the big waterwheel and walk to the ancient city.

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At the mouth of the ancient city of Lijiang you will find the water tanker of the ancient city. The first thing that he saw when he came into the ancient city, were two waterwheels. There were two different opinions on who the waterwheel belonged to. Some of the people believed that it belonged to the mother of a child, while others believed that it belonged to a lover. Images of the waterwheel have appeared in almost all of the photos that are used for publicity of the ancient city of Lijiang. The waterwheel was situated to the right with the wall that had an inscription written by Chairman Jiang Zemin. The wall of the house was used the architectural of the residential buildings in the city. Definitely a special thing.
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