Lijiang of Yunnan 云南丽江

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丽江地区处于云南省西北部,全区面积2.06万平方公里。丽江境内群山起伏,全区山地面积占95%。由于地处高原,终年太阳照射较强,平均海拔为2400米。丽江境内有玉龙雪山、老君山两大山脉,其中,最高点为玉龙雪山主峰–扇子陡,海拔为5596米,是终年积雪的山峰。此外,金沙江、澜沧江二大水系,从丽江境内穿过。
Covering an area of 20,600 square km, Lijiang is located in northwest Yunnan Province. Lijiang has a large area of mountains, accounting for 95 percent of the total area. Because of its position on a plateau, Lijiang boasts strong sunlight. Its average altitude is 2,400 meters. Two great mountain ranges, Yulong Snow Mountain and Laojun Mountain, lie in Lijiang. Shanzidou, the peak of Yulong Snow Mountain is the highest point, which is 5,596 meters above sea level. It is covered with snow all year round. In addition, two great river systems; Jinsha River and Lancang River, run through Lijiang.
由于地处低纬度地带,丽江地区气候属于南亚季风气候,干湿季分明,每年11朋至翌年4月为干季,其余为湿季,年平均降雨量为1000毫米左右。年平均气温12.6℃,由于气温升高降低的变化小,所以这里没有寒冷暑热的大变化,形成了长春无夏的特点,旅游者如在七、八月份到丽江,务请带上雨具。丽江地区总人口为104万,全区主要的少数民族有纳西族、白族、普米族、藏族、傈僳族、彝族、苗族等民族,其中,少数民族占总人口的58%左右,因此丽江的民族风情迥异多彩,特点十分突出。
Located in region of low latitude, the Lijiang region features a South Asian monsoon climate with clear distinction of droughty and rainy seasons. The droughty season lasts from November every year to April the next year and the rest time consists of the rainy season. The average annual rainfall here is around 1,000 mm. The region’s average temperature is 12.6℃. As the temperature varies slightly, there is no obvious seasonal change and the region is as warm as spring all year round. Tourists visiting Lijiang in July and August should bring rainwear. Lijiang is home to ethnic minorities such as the Naxi, Bai, Pumi, Tibetan, Lisu, Yi and Miao. It has a total population of 1.04 million, 58 percent of whom are people from ethnic minorities. Lijiang boasts the lifestyles of various ethnic groups.
Words:

高原ɡāoyuán:plateau;
山脉shānmài:mountain range;
少数民族shǎoshù mínzú:minorities.

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