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About Lijiang

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Lijiang Old Town was a chaotic and bustling transit and transfer point on both the famous Silk Road and the Tea Horse Road. The ancient city never had city walls. Lying between the river and the mountains, the landscape is magnificent. Inside the old town, the roads are paved with slick cobblestones. The quaint buildings, small arched bridges and beautiful plateau scenery have attracted the interest of countless visitors. The relaxed pace of life and unique Nakhi culture are also part of the Lijiang's charm. The area surrounding the old town also has many beautiful natural landscapes such as the magnificent Yulongxue (Jade Dragon Snow) Mountain and the idyllic Lashihai Lake. If you like ancient towns, Shuhe or Baisha Old Towns are sure to impress with their tranquil breath of life.

Popular Attractions in Lijiang

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
11,880 Reviews
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is not far from the ancient city of Lijiang. It is a sacred mountain range of the Naxi people and has 13 interconnected peaks with a breathtaking view. You can take a cablecar up the mountain while observing the vegetation changing from bottom to top. The foot of the mountain is a ranch. During the spring season, there will be a large number of flowers blossoming. The Yunshan Ping on the mountain side is regarded by the Naxi people as a romantic place. The top of the mountain is covered in snow all year round, and you can absorb the glorious sight of the glaciers when you are up there.
Lijiang Ancient City
12,749 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
The Lijiang Ancient City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has a history of over 800 years. It was an important stopover point in ancient times playing a very important role in the trading activities among Yunnan, China hinterland, Tibet, India and many other neighbouring Asian countries. The town is full of ancient wooden buildings, stone roads, and small bridges. It is the only old city built without a city wall. Standing in the city, you can see the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Several television series were also shot here. The former mansion of the Tusi people (Mu Mansion) and the Naxi ancient music performances should definitely be on your checklist.
Mufu Palace
8,926 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Mufu Palace is located in the southern part of Lijiang Ancient City. It is the residence of Lijiang's Tusi from ancient times. The architecture combines the style of the Central Plains of the Ming Dynasty with the techniques of the Bai and Naxi people. It is a splendid architectural arts garden. Nowadays, Mufu Palace is a landmark of the ancient city. It not only attracts numerous visitors to visit, but is also the production set for TV dramas “Legend of Mu Mansion” and “The King of Money”.
Lugu Lake
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Lugu Lake is located between Ninglang County of Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County of Sichuan Province. It is named as such because it is shaped like a gourd. The lake is about 2,600 meters above sea level and locals see it as a beautiful pearl shining among the hills of the Northwest plateau. The Mosuo people living on the lake are one of the key highlights of the attraction. They are one of the few matriarchal societies remaining in modern world as women play the role of production and management, holding the principal position in society. There is no marriage, men stay in the women's home as mates called 'Axia' and the intimate relationship lasts as long as they like. While on board a local boat, you will notice that the lake is crystal-clear with swarms of seagulls flying over the water. The surrounding scenery is like a painting that is worth seeing at least once a lifetime!

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Trip Moments

Lijiang Tinghuatang Garden Inn, the entrance to the yard is full of green plants, covered with the entire wall. The lobby space is small, the bar and tea room are the main components of the hall. The front desk is very warm and greeted, skilled to help us check in. The space is small, the whole space is decorated with flesh and plants, as well as lilies, it is very warm. The innkeeper helped us to send our luggage to the room, through the courtyard of the atrium, a lot of plants. This is the scene I saw on the Internet, more beautiful than the photo. The room is equipped with underfloor heating, the waiter helped us open the humidifier and explained the breakfast time. The room is decorated with atmosphere, the color is more jumping, it has its own style pillow with a high and a short, the short pillow is a latex pillow, guests can choose the right pillow according to their own preferences. The color of the bed towel is very fresh, and the decorative painting on the bedside echoes each other. The bathroom is designed with a wet and dry partition. The shower room and the toilet are also divided. The yard has a total of three floors, and the first and second floors are rooms, which are surrounded by flowers from any angle. The third floor is a viewing platform. You can see the roof of many inns in the ancient city. In the distance is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which can be clearly seen on the platform. In order to capture the most beautiful scenery of the snow-capped mountains, I woke up early, and I was fortunate to see Rizhao Jinshan.
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