Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Lijiang is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Lijiang a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Lijiang.
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Old Town Area, Lijiang, China
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
The old town area of Lijiang preserves the traditional culture of the region. It is home to the minority clan of Naxi. The Naxi people are very particular about the aesthetic of their town and hence this place is a wonder to behold. Not only have the old houses and streets been well preserved, they have been improved upon gorgeously. But the old tr...
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2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town,Lijiang, China
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
Hidden in a forest, about 4 kilometres away from the Lijiang old town is the Shuhe old town. This place is so well preserved that you’d feel that you have time travelled into the past. The traditions are old and so are the buildings and streets. It is one of the biggest settlements of the minority Naxi people. The ancient tea route runs along...
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Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100,China
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Mufu Palace is an old and magnificent mansion that was once home to the ruling family of Lijiang. It is situated right in the middle of Lijiang Old Town area. It is surrounded by the Jade Dragon Mountain on the left, the Lion Mountain at the back and the Tiger mountain to its right. Dominantly, it is a typical example of the architecture of the Min...
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10 km West of Lijiang, Lijiang 674107, China
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Lashi Lake is a vast and beautiful water body located on the southern slope of the jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It lies on an altitude of about 2500 metres. Its stretch is that of 20 square miles. Lashi means “a new desolate dam”. It is a water body cut of from the Lashi Dam. This lake is the source of water for the old town of Lijiang. T...
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Baisha village, Lijiang, China
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Baisha village is known for its collection of murals at the Dabaoji Palace. This place sits on an area of 73 square metres. It has 28 groups of frescoes. The mural paintings have fine and smooth lines, vivid patterns and bright colours. The compositions are balanced and harmonious. Most of the frescos tell religious stories of Buddhism and Taoi...
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Heilong Tan, Lijiang, China
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is the museum that has exhibits that explain the Naxi culture. Located at the entrance of the Black Dragon Pool’s northern entrance, this place is a must-visit if you visit the old town of Lijiang. This is the area where most of the minority population of the Naxi culture lives. The museum is small yet highly informative. You can also fi...
The Wangu pavilion is a wooden monastery situated on the Lion Hill of the Lijiang Old Town Area. It is 5-storeyed wooden structure that provides you with a nice panoramic view of the town beneath. Architectural features of the Han and Qing dynasties are dominant- timbre structures with elaborate roof beams, arches and tiled roofs. Cultural influenc...
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Baisha Village, Yulong County, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This is an embroidery school in the Baisha Village of Lijiang. Now the inistitute has become more of an exhibition because in modern times it is difficult to encourage girls to indulge in embroidery. In olden times, this used to be a deciding factor for girls. If they had good embroidery skills, they could run a household satisfactorily. The instit...
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Dayan Jiedao Yishang Cun, Weihuiwenlin Cun,Lijiang, China
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This art centre provides residence to emerging and confirmed artists. It is located to the north-east of the Lijiang Old Town, a fifteen minute walk from there. If you are an art enthusiast, this is a perfect place to spend a few nights. You will basically be a paying guest as you will be sharing the residence with the owners of the house. The hous...
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Yulong Village, Baisha Country, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China
07:30 am - 07:30 pm
This is an old temple situated inside the Black Dragon Pool Park. It is 300 years old but very well maintained. The architecture is mostly timbre. The walls are full of artistic wooden carvings. It’s a 3-storeyed building. The top storey gives you a nice panoramic view of the park and beyond. Highlights and must sees include:
The pavilion bell
The animal carvings
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Jade Dragon Snow mountain, Yunnan, Lijiang, China
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Yak meadow is on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. At an elevation of 3500 metres, this place is a quiet grass field. The place is very peaceful and devoid of crowd. Most people say that this place is comparable to Switzerland and Sweden when it comes to its mountainous beauty. Highlights and must sees include:
A Tibetan Temple