The popular legend says tea was discovered by Emperor Shennong in ancient China. The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China. Shennong (Chinese: 神农), whose name means the Divine Farmer -- and who is considered as the ancient Chinese Father of Agriculture, is honored with the discovery of tea.
Black Dragon Pool (simplified Chinese: 黑龙潭; traditional Chinese: 黑龍潭; pinyin: Hēilóngtán) is a famous pond in the scenic Jade Spring Park (Yu Quan Gong Yuan) located at the foot of Elephant Hill, a short walk north of the Old Town of Lijiang in Yunnan province, China.
Blue Moon Valley, or Lanyuegu, was known for a river called Baishui River. When it is sunny, the water looks blue. The valley is in the shape of crescent. Seen from the distance, it is like a blue moon inset at the bottom of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, thus it wins the beautiful name Blue Moon Valley.
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is called this way because the (13) peaks in the clouds are like a jade dragon. The tallest peak is at 5600 meters, which you can see from the viewing platform. The glacier on the mountain is the most southern glacier in the northern hemisphere.
Laojun Mountain Scenic Spot stands in the join of three state-level attractions, namely, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Combination of Three Rivers and Cangshan and Erhai. It is one of the main parts of the attraction of "Combination of Three Rivers", the World Natural Heritage, and the main mountain of Yunling stretching in Lijiang, Jianlan and Lanping.
Featuring free WIFi, Lijiang Harbour Impression Hotel offers comfy and modern guestrooms in Lijiang. It features an on-site restaurant. Lijiang harbour Impression Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lijiang Ancient Town. Lijiang Railway Station is a 30-minute drive away. Lijiang Sanyi Airport can be reached in 50 minutes by car.
Lijiang Ancient Town is located in the Lijiang City of Yunnan Province in southwest China. It is famed as one of four best-preserved ancient towns along with Langzhong Old Town, Pingyao Old Town, Shexian County. Old Town of Lijiang takes up an area of 3.8 square kilometers and was first built in late Song Dynasty (860-1279). It is located on Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau with an elevation of 2400 ...
The Lashi Lake Wetlands is also labeled as the National Wetland Park. It only takes about 30 minutes of driving to be able to get to this place. The elevation is up to 2,500 meters. Because of that, this gives a wonderful view of the province and the climate is also much cooler than other parts of Yunnan, even during the summer months.
Lugu Lake lies 200 kilometers (approximately 124 miles) from the center of Lijiang City, on the border between Ninglang County in Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County in Sichuan Province. It is like a beautiful pearl shining among the hills of the northwest plateau in Yunnan.
China Eastern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and six other airlines fly from Shanghai to Lijiang hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Shanghai to Lijiang via Shanghai Hongqiao, Kunming South, South Bus Station, Kunming Station, Kunming, and Lijiang in around 20 h 31 min.
The Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (Chinese: 云南三江并流; pinyin: Yúnnān Sānjiāng Bìngliú) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Yunnan province, China. It lies within the drainage basins of the upper reaches of the Yangtze (Jinsha), Lancang and Nujiang rivers, in the Yunnan section of the Hengduan Mountains.
Tiger Leaping Gorge is on the way from Lijiang to Shangri-La in Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Drive about three hours from Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town, go along the foot of Haba Snow Mountain, and you will enter the gorge. The river flowing through Tiger Leaping Gorge is between two mountains: Yulong Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain.
The "ten-thousand-li Yangtze River" gallops from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the roof of the world, passing through high mountains and deep gullies of Langcang River Nujiang River. It takes a sudden turn and flows further northward at Shasongbi Village in Lijiang. Turbulent waves rush across Shigu, but they are blocked by hills and form a large sharp U-turn, hence world-famous "bend" of Yangtze River is formed.
Yufeng Temple is a lamasery, which is known for its camellia trees' blossom and the architectural styles combining Buddhism, Taosim and Naxi culture. The best time to visit the temple is late spring and early summer, when the camellia tree is in full blossom.
Lijiang Yulong Tourism Co. Ltd. A. Lijiang Yulong Tourism Co., Ltd. engages in the tourism business. It focuses on the services of passenger ropeway, "Impression Lijiang" Snow Mountain performance, and construction and operation of hotels. The firm operates Yulong Snow Mountain, Yunshanping, and Maoniuping cableway.
The best time to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is from November to April when enough snow has built up and the sky is clear so that you can have a great view of the snowcapped mountain. Travel Essentials for Planning a Trip Location: about 20 kilometers north from the center of Lijiang, Yunnan Province Transport information: 1.
Zhiyun Temple Standing by the mirrorlike Lashi Lake, Zhiyun Temple is one of the five famous temples in Lijiang. It was built in 1727 during the Qing Dynasty. The grand hall can seat hundreds of Lamas, and the architecture is rather special: it has the most number of pillars among the temples in Lijiang.