Visit Lijiang - Best of Lijiang
Clear waters, snow-filled mountains and breezy air, Lijiang has every element needed to be on your trip planners. This prefectural level city located on the Northwest of Yunnan Province in China is famous for its old town enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage sites. The lush green forests, picturesque streams and natural reserves, and other historical sites, add a lot to the tourism of Lijiang, making it one of the most beautiful travel destinations in China.
The roots of Lijiang trace back to the end of the Song and the beginning of Yuan Dynasties. During the reign of the Qing and Ming dynasties, the region was ruled by the Mu Family and local commanders. The old town became a cultural centre for the Naxisduring, the Tang Dynasty. Around the same time, the Silk and Embroidery industries flourished in this region.
Lijiang lies along the three tributaries of River Jade which flows along the streets of the old Town. Its winding cobblestone lanes embellished with the classic Chinese style facades, traditional little cafeterias and pedestrian markets reflect the beauty of the ancient town planning. The place can be explored by yourself, with a little help from the tourist information centre if you want to know the stories the town withholds.
The itineraries of Lijiang are filled with so many other enthralling places to visit, within its vicinity. The snow covered hills suitable for mountaineering, and other scenic natural landscapes in and around the city provide a perfect natural escapade for the people struck with wanderlust.
This time, add Lijiang to your vacation planner to have a memorable snow-clad holiday. Take a leisurely stroll in the streets of old town, have some hot tea in the chilly weather, or head down to the Yulong snow mountains and indulge yourself in some adventurous activities to do like skiing and trekking.
Lijiang Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Lijiang tips for your visit
- Pack as light as possible because it is difficult to carry heavy luggage up and down the cobbled streets.
- Choose backpacks over trolleys.
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Lijiang Tourist Information
Lijiang Tours for you
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lijiang
Save 4%Lijiang Small Group Tour: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Stone Drum Town, Zhiyun LamaseryNew on TripHobo1 Reviews
Duration: 9 Hrs
A pure full day tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Experience the rugged beauty of the mountains and the throbbing r...
Save 7%Private Day Trip to Yak Meadow at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Shuhe Ancient Town from LijiangNew on TripHobo
Duration: 8 Hrs
Experience Lijiangs nature and culture on this private trip specially designed for a relaxing and peaceful day. The tour incl...
Save 4%Private Lijiang Day Trip to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and Black Dragon Pool2 Reviews
Duration: 9 Hrs
Join this tour by visiting all the highlights and hidden gem of Lijiang in one day. You will start from going to the First Be...
Save 5%Private Lijiang City Day Tour of Lijiang Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum and Lion Hill
Duration: 9 Hrs
On this day trip, you will see all the beautiful scenery in Lijiang, it is a leisure day tour. You will visitBlack Dragon Poo...