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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 meters. The snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Scientists say that the mountain formed over 230 million years ago from ancient geosynclines when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The mountain formed the present shape around 600,000 years up

to 12,000 years ago. There are frequent storms that occur at the mountain's five primary peaks. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a sanctuary for rare animals and wild plants. There are over 6,500 different kinds of plants on the mountain, including 400 types of trees in 20 primeval forest communities. There are more than 60 kinds of roses, 50 species of azalea, 20 species of lilies, 8 species of poppies, 5 species of camellia, 6 kinds of crabapples, 50 types of gentian and 4 kinds of peonies. Every season, different kinds of flowers bloom and almost throughout the entire year

one can see flowers in bloom. Now it is a famous travel spot for sightseeing, mountaineering, skiing, exploration, scientific research and taking holiday. Besides, widespread legends and myths of the Naxi ethnic minority and the unclimbed Shanzidou are all important attractive spots for those who come to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.Here's some guide information in your travel of The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: Address: About 10km northwest of Lijiang City, Yunnan Province. Contact number: 0086- 0888-5161501    Admission Fee:CNY120 (CNY 80 for the entrance charge, CNY 40 for the Protection Fare of the Old Town)  Opening Hours: 08:30-17:00

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Name:Travel to Lijiang Reply

What is the temperature when we are up in the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain ? We shall be going in about 2 weeks and are wondering what do we need to wear. Any additional information from the locals on the ground also most appreciated. Thanks!

Name:Re: Travel to Lijiang

The temperature in Lijiang city is around 12~24 Celsius with the altitude 2400m, on the Yak Meadow, the altitude is about 3700m. the temperature will be a little lower. if sunny will be fine, but if rains will be much more cold.