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Many people's impression of China is cobblestone labyrinthine streets bisected by miniature canals and tiled roofs. That's just what Lijiang offers to its travelers. Read our travel guide to this legendary town, to know more about it. Lijiang is a charming old town that is now more than 800 years old. Located at the hub of Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan province, is regarded as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, and breathtaking snow-capped mountains. It covers a total area of 7,648 square kilometers with a temperate climate. Since the late Song and Yuan dynasty, Lijiang has been an important political, cultural, and educational center.

Lijiang is the ideal travel destination for nature lovers and anyone interested in ancient people groups and their customs. Around Lijiang, there are a number of splendid natural beauty spots that will certainly astonish you. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which provides superlative natural scenery; a travel to the Mosuo People beside Lugu Lake is a must for those seeking an exotic experience in Lijiang. If you would like to experience the local lifestyle, then come and participate in one or more of their various festivals that are held throughout the year. Other sites of possible interest include the southbound Changjiang River, the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

Lijiang not only has elegant scenery, but also exhibits the unique Dongba culture. The Naxi people, one of China's 56 minority ethnic groups, constituting over half of the local population and mainly practice the Dongba religion and Lamaism, have established their splendid Dongba Culture in its long history. If you would like to know more about the culture and customs of Naxi group, having a taste of its snacks should be contained on your list. Lijiang now is no longer the "forgotten realm". The warm-hearted and hospitable citizens of different ethnic nationalities cordially welcome friends to travel from both home and abroad. Below is the detailed guide to Lijiang attractions. Welcome to check out our other pages for more travel information about Lijiang. We will provide the professional advice, individual itinerary and excellent travel service.

Lijiang Attractions Guide

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  • White Water RiverThe White Water River is a famous travel site. It is formed by a runoff of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and is just north of Lijiang and the Dry Sea. The water of the river is very white and the gravel and stones in the river hel ... ...
  • Black Dragon PoolBlack Dragon Pool, known as Jade Spring Park, is a well-known travel site for both foreign and home travelers. It located in the north of Square Street in Lijiang Old Town. The name comes from the fact that the waters sparkle like ... ...
  • Dry seaDry Sea is a vast meadow with an altitude of 3,100 meters (10,171 feet). Just as its name implies, it had been a highland glacial lake before the 1940s and was formed after the water had dried up. Dry Sea is located at the east fo ... ...
  • Dayan TownDayan Town is a famous travel site. It is officially known as "Dayan Town"-- "Dayan" , a graphic description of the town's location on a piece of rich flatland fed by a river and surrounded by green mountains. There is no other t ... ...
  • Naxi Classical Musical ShowThe Naxi Ancient Music is a very important programme for your travel in Yunnan. The unique musical style of Naxi nationality, is regarded as a “living fossil of Chinese music”. It is a crystallization of Taoist rite, C ... ...
  • Baisha Ancient FrescosBaisha Mural can be found near Baisha Village on a plain just north of Lijiang. It is an interesting travel site for visitors. The mural was mostly created from 1385 to 1619 and depicts religious stories of Taoism, Tibetan, Naxi B ... ...
  • Dragon Spruce PlateauThe Spruce Plateau, also known as the ' Splendid Vale', is a famous travel site. It is a large meadow located in the midst of a primeval forest. Set at an altitude of over 3,000 meters, the plateau is near the Jade Dragon Snow Mou ... ...
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, located about 15 kilometers away form Lijiang Old Town in the South, stretches a length of about 35 kilometers and width of about 20 kilometers. It consists of 13 peaks with the highest one 5600 mete ... ...
  • Lion HillAs an integral part of Lijiang ancient town and the major nation-level scenic spot, the Lion Hill Park is located in the centre of Lijiang city. Lion Hill massif is like a lion, thus getting the name Lion Hill. With ancient buildi ... ...

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Name:Day Travel to Lijiang Reply

We are interested in travel information about visiting Lijiang for one day with Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Old Town, Cultural Activities and other sugested activities. Our group has 8 people, would we have one guide and vehicle. We are still interested in the Lijiang travel products. How do we reserve it?

Name:Re: Day Travel to Lijiang

I want give you my honest advice to you, for one day you can’t travel so many places. From Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge, that will be a one day travel, and to jade Dragon Snow Mountain and old town you will need another day. So I will be give you more better itinerary. Please check your email for details.

Name:Lijiang Old Town Travel Guide Reply

Hello, I am going to a business trip in Lijiang Old Town of Yunnan Province in China, so I have one day to visit it. Can you give me some suggestions?

Name:Re:Lijiang Old Town Travel Guide

It is my pleasure to give you some suggestion. As for you just have one day, I think you can visit the Black Dragon Pool and Mu’s Residence

Name:Lijiang Old Town Tour Reply

Hello, I am planning to visit the Lijiang Ancient Town of China for three days. Can you recommend some scenic spots for me?

Name:Re:Lijiang Old Town Tour

Of course. Lijiang Ancient Town is a very unique place in China and there are many scenic spots for you to visit. But as for your time, I just recommend some representatives for you, such as the Square Street, Mufu, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the majestic natural beauty, the legendary Mosuo People.