Lijiang

 

 

Lijiang 3 days 2 nights $ 169/person

 

Day 01  Airport/Railway Station pickup.  Accommodation: Jiannanchun hotel

Day 02  Accommodation: Jiannanchun hotel

Day 03  Airport/Railway Station drop

 

Scenic spots: (Tickets and transportation provided)

::Scenic Yuquan Park (Black dragon pool park) 

 

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With the Jade Dragon Mountain's reflecting in the Black Dragon Pool,green willows stretching their soft branches and chestnut trees standing around, Moon-Embracing Pavilion (Deyuelou) beside the white marble Belt Bridge,and the Five-Phoenix Hall (Wufenglou) that seems to be alive and ready to soar into the sky, the park is really a nice place to take a delightful stroll.

::Scenic Old town of Lijiang (Dayan town)

 

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Lijiang is really two towns, two distinct parts divided by Lion Hill - the New Town, which came into being 43 years ago, and the Old Town, an 865-year-old architectural gem, although it looks like a huge inkstone, hence its name Dayan or Big Inkstone.

Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis and founder of the Mongol dynasty in China, came this way in 1253 on his conquest of Yunnan and established an administrative office which 23 years later became the Lijiang Military and Civil Protectorate . Thereafter the name " Lijiang " began to be used.

Dayan is the center of the Naxi people, the capital of the
Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County, and a place of utter contentment, where birds chirp from their cages hanging from the eaves of the houses and gurgling branches wind their ways through the streets and lanes in every part of the Old Town.

With Sifang Street at the core, the entire city spreads out in all direction, and is crisscrossed by a labyrinth of flagged streets and alleyways. Most of the dwellings, scattered at the foot of a mountain or by the rivers which flow through every nook and corner of the city, are brick-and-tile structures with carved doors and painted windows. Traffic across the rivers is facilitated by a large number of tiny stone bridges.

::Scenic Yunshanping (Dragon Spruce Meadow) 

 

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Walled in by dragon spruces, the alpine meadow is truly a God - made “snow mountain garden " carpeted with thousands of colourful flowers and green grasses.

 

::Scenic Baishui River, Yu Feng Temple, Baisha Mural

 

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