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12 Reasons Lijiang Is The Prettiest City On Earth

Eat it, Venice. There's a reason every young person in China dreams of moving there.

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Hang around Chinese social media long enough and you'll hear about China's 'Four New Yuppie Fads'.

But dreaming of moving to Lijiang is about the same order of twee as wanting to open a bookstore in Portland. Tell that to your friends in China and they'll say, "sure, right."

6. There's surprisingly decently nightlife and bars, since it's consistently one of the most popular vacation spots for young people.

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It can apparently feel Venice-ish and over-toured during high travel season, but every idyllic historic city is at risk of that sort of artifice.