The city of Lijiang is located in the northwestern corner of Yunnan Province, just southeast of the border with Tibet Autonomous Region (Tibet, for short). It belongs to roughly the same beautiful terrain as Shangri-La, located about 200 km (125 mi) northwest of Lijiang, the quasi-mythical place described in the 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, by the British author James Hilton, which "paradise" was first described by the Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist, Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962) in a series of magazine articles published in the late 1920s in National Geographic.
As is true for many quaint villages and small towns and cities in China, Lijiang is mystically beautiful. So while getting here might under ordinary circumstances be half of the fun, we suggest that you instead 'cut to the chase' and get to Lijiang by the quickest means at your disposal – we feel confident that you will never regret it! Lijiang's Old Town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, its main ethnic minority being the Naxi, whose Dongba culture is also the main reason for the UNESCO recognition.
Hi Ana, there are no fast trains between Dali and Lijiang, nor from Kunming to Dali. Just normal trains. You can check schedules via here: http://www.chinatrainguide.com/Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-02-03
Hi Lau, yes, it is doable for 4 of you to complete your sight seeing within 6 days. Are there any kids or elderly people in your group? How old if yes? Please also kindly advise the exact date you would like to start the tour. Then we will send you a proposal.Whitney Liao Replied on 2013-01-15
Hi Richard, either from Shanghai to Kunming or from Kunming to Lijiang, there is a long distance. So both recommend plane as transportation. Between Kunming and Lijiang, Dali is also highly recommended. Then you can fly to Dali first from Kunming, and drive to Lijaing from Dali. We are very glad to send you a detailed itinerary, please let me know below the information:
1. Number of people in your group including yourself
2. Length of stay in China
3. Inbound / outbound city
4. Starting date of the tour
5. Class of Hotel: 3 / 4 / 5 star
6. Estimative total budget per personWhitney Liao Replied on 2012-11-05