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Lijiang Attractions

Lijiang attractions are dominated by the awesome scenery of places like Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, but the ancient town of Lijiang itself is a window into China’s past. With museums, temples and ethnic minorities the tourist spots will certainly give you a cultural experience.

Lijiang is a great area for trekking, with mountains, lakes (like Lugu Lake), and the Yangtze in its thunderously gushing upper course. Our Lijiang tours take you to an ancient town surrounded by towering mountains and ensure you see the highlights.

Most Popular Lijiang Attractions

The Mural in Baisha Village

Baisha Old Town is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang. It is the earliest settlement of the Naxi people and is the birthplace of "Tusi", chief of the Mu clan. In the town there are many ancient buildings buil..

Lijiang Ancient Town

Features Old Naxi architecture and special water system. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage List special preservation area. Naxi Cuisine: The local Naxi cuisine features a lot of high-pro..

Jade Spring Park

Summery Jade Spring Park shows visitors picturesque scenery with a large crystal pool, luxuriant trees, a tall mountain and historic buildings in graceful shapes. Overview Picturesque scenery of J..

Shuhe Ancient Town

Summary Shuhe Ancient Town is the earliest habitation of the Naxi ancestors. It is also an important and well-preserved post of the Ancient Tea Horse Route, an international trade route in Southwest China ..

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Features One of the deepest canyons in the world with a good path high above the Yangtze River to get away from the throbbing roar of the river and inexpensive accommodations along the way. Other deep c..

Dongba Museum

Features 1. Sort of like an active museum in the Yushui Village Scenic Area with people who are transmitting the Dongba culture and hieroglyphic writing system to students and visitors. 2. Close to the ..

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Features 1. Some good hiking along the Yangtze River area. 2. Places to go for high-altitude walks on the southern and western sides with good scenery. 3. One of the world’s highest tram rides that goes ..

First Bend of the Yangtze River

Features 1. Interesting scenery and historic site. 2. Visit the Naxi town of Shiguzhen and shop. 3. Watch the local people shop, trade and work. 4. Hike around and go on the river in boats. 5. Visit the me..

The Mufu Wood Mansion

Accolades A large reconstructed palace and castle on a hill overlooking Lijiang's Old Town. The large wooden structure is extensively decorated. People can walk around in it and see somethin..

Lugu Lake

Features 1. Some good hiking areas in the surrounding mountains. 2. Go boating or canoeing on the lake. 3. Plenty of hotels. 4. On the northern side of the lake there are many hotels for backpackers. 5. Ch..

Lashi Lake and Zhiyun Temple

Summary Lashi Lake is the first Wetland nature reserve in Yunnan Province. It is suitable for sightseeing and bird watching. Introduction Covering an area of 5330 hectares, Lashi Lake is a parad..

Baoshan Stone Village

Accolades Baoshan Stone Village is a village on a giant stone. All of the houses and furniture in the village are made of stones. Features Baoshan Stone Village is located in the Jins..

Baishui River

Located near Yunshanping, the north-east slope of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Ancient Town, Baishui (White Water) River is actually a mountain stream, featuring pure, clear and icy cold wate..

Impression Lijiang

Impression Lijiang is a magnificent outdoor singing and dancing performance demonstrating the tradition and lifestyle of the local ethnic people. It is another creation of famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou..

Stone Drum Town

At the base of the mountain flanking the First Bay of the Yangtze, stands a small town called Stone Drum Town. This town derives its name from a white marble carved monument in the shape of a drum, (diame..