It is so called because of “woods of osmanthus trees”. It is a scenic tourism city of national improtance and a famous city of historical culture characterized by the beautiful natural scenery and numerous places of cultural interest. Its natural scenery is represented by the beautiful Lijiang River landscape and the unique Karst landform with green mountains, clear waters, fascinating caves and beautiful rocks. Besides, it has dense primitive forests, gorgeous mountains, tranquil valleys, swiftly running streams and waterfalls, terraced fields on high mountains and rich and colorful ethnic lifestyles and customs. It is also a famous city of culture with a long history. From the han Dynasty( 206 B.C., – 220 A.D.) to the modern times, many glorious cultural heritage has been left, such as the Lingqu Canal in Xing’an and the Confucius Temple in Gongcheng.