White Water River is a clear water body formed by the runoff from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The riverbed is full of sedimentary rocks coloured greyish-white. And because the water is so clean and clear, one can see these white rocks through it. That is why the name. The water is ice-cold, even during summers. Maidens of the Naxi culture test their pursuers’ love at this river, by making them stand in the cold water. The river lies 25 kilometres to the North of Lijiang. Standing beside it, you can enjoy the mighty spectacle of the looming snow mountain. Highlights include:
- Horse riding
- The Balck Water River
- The Rhododendron flowers
- The waterfalls that trickle down the big mountain.
It is said that the water is so unpolluted that you can drink it.
White Water River Travel Tips
- Carry your warm clothes and water bottles with you.
How to Reach White Water River
- Ropeway from the Spruce Plateau
- Take a walk from the Dry Sea (Ganhai)
- Chine Chine Wine Bar & French Cafe
- Country Road Cafe & Jams
- Yi Restaurant
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37.9% of people who visit Lijiang include White Water River in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
77.78% of people start their White Water River visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see White Water River
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting White Water River