A bustling world heritage-listed town, Lijiang is a UNESCO World Heritage site in China surrounded by lakes and fruit orchards, drawing over eight million visitors every year. A gateway to ancient local life in China, its Old Town dates back over 800 years and is famed for its charming canals, some 300 bridges and weeping willow trees. Featuring amazing natural scenery that will leave travellers slack-jawed, the city offers must-see heavyweights like Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visitors can also roam the cobbled streets alongside flower-lined canals and explore heritage wooden buildings that represent everything you’d expect from China’s grand imperial days. Quaint and eccentric, it’s a place that’s full of surprises around every corner.