Lijiang is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and borders Sichuan. As a popular destination in Yunnan, Lijiang is considered as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by...
Chinese Name: 丽江
English IPA: Lijiang
Location: Northwest of Yunnan
Population (city): 1,244,769
Language: Naxi Language
Zip code: 674100
Tel code: 0888
Time zone: (UTC+8)
Lijiang is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and borders Sichuan. As a popular destination in Yunnan, Lijiang is considered as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by Naxi ethnic minority. What’s more, Lijiang is the transfer station of Ancient Tea Horse Caravan Route and Silk Road.
Highlight of Lijiang
- Lijiang Old Town: Lijiang Old Town is rare well-preserved ancient city of ethnic minority in China, which concentrates the essence of Naxi culture and remains the historical type formed since Song and Yuan Dynasty.
- Hiking & Cycling Tour: Boasting good natural environment, Lijiang is a good place to go hiking or cycling, including Tiger Leaping Gorge, Wenhai Lake and Lashi Lake.
- Mysterious Matriarchal Tribe: Tourists can not only enjoy beautiful landscape in Lugu Lake but also explore mysterious matriarchal system of Mosuo people.
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Lijiang, capital of Naxi Kingdom, at 2,500 meters, is located in the northwest of Yunnan province. Listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, the beautifully preserved Lijiang Old Town (composed of Dayan Old Town, Shuhe Old Town and Baisha Old Town) is incredibly rich in natural and cultural resources. Strolling along the 800-year-old bridges and waterways of the world-famous old town district is like stepping back in time. Other special highlights include the views atop Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge [...]
Lijiang, an attractive tourist destination in Yunnan Province, is considered a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snowy mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by friendly people. It exercises jurisdiction over four counties and an Old Town District. This is the main region inhabited by the Naxi People. There are so much to do in Lijing. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lashihai Lake, Lijiang Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, the First Bend of Yangtze River,Shuhe Ancient Town, Black Dragon Pool [...]
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Climate & When to Go
With an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level, Lijiang enjoys a highland climate with distinct dry and rainy seasons. The average annual temperature is 12.6ºC without drastic changes. It has three different climatic zones, ranging from subtropical in the southeast, warm temperatures in the center, and cold temperatures in the northwest. What's more, vertical climate in some highlands can also be seen in Lijiang. Without too much change from spring to winter, the weather of Lijiang allows visitors to [...]
Neighboring the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Lijiang is easily reachable since becoming a popular tour destination at the end of the 1990s. The earliest vehicle in the region was the horse caravan to Tibet which passed through the Ancient Tea-Horse Avenue all year round. Long journeys through a dangerous natural environment were a great challenge for those caravans. By Air There are fights linking Lijiang and Kunming, and also direct flight from Shanghai to Lijiang. For a detailed schedule and fares of the flights, [...]
Festivals and Activities
As one of the minority enclaves, Lijiang has some special festivals to celebrate due to its minority customs. Including: Bangbang Festival, Sanduo Festival, Dongba Fair, Torch Festival, July Festival, Zhuanshan Festival and Mt Festival. Moreover, the well known Lijiang Folk Festival and Snow Mountain Festival is also held in Lijiang. Bangbang Festival(also Mila Festival) Bangbang Festival is the Lijiang Naxi traditional festival, it will be held on each January 15 (lunar calendar). During the festival, people carrying horse halters, cages, plow, rake, [...]
Money Exchange You can use cash and your passport to exchange for Chinese Yuan in every branch of Bank of China without fees charged. And 17 kinds of currency are supported, such as English pound, US dollar, Singapore dollar, Euro and so on. Branch Office in Gucheng District(Address: 42 Yuyuan Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang) Xianggeli Branch Office(Address: 9 Qixing Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang) Branch Office in Fuhui Road(Address: 581, 583 Fuhui Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang) Lijiang Branch Office(Address: Changshui Road, [...]
Lijiang is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and borders Sichuan, Neighboring the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Lijiang is easily reachable since becoming a popular tour destination at the end of the 1990s. You can check the map of Lijiang city, map of Lijiang attractions, map of tour routes, map of Lijiang transportation, map of Lijiang location, map of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and map of Tiger Leaping Gorge before you plan your trip. [...]