The Mu's Residence
The Mu's Residence is located in the southwest of the Lijiang Old Town. It is the Tusi Mu's Yamen of the Naxi Ethnic Group in Yunnan, covers an area of 30,000 square meters. Tusi Mu was the ruler of Naxi during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty. During their reigning, this residence was the center of politics, power and wealth in ancient Naxi. Although it is simply a residence, it holds the majestic essence of a palace. In the heyday of the Tusi Mu, it covered an area of over 60,000 square meters and consisted of almost one hundred buildings. It could be said that Mu's Residence was a miniature Forbidden City. Unfortunately during warfare in the Qing Dynasty most of the residence was destroyed. The present Mu's Residence was rebuilt from 1996-1999. The reconstruction is based on the original site and captures the magnificent image of what life was like at this great palace. Every year, it attracts numerous visitors. The visiting of Mu's Residence is usually arranged together with Lijiang Ancient Town as a one-day tour.