The 4 days tour unveils the Lijiang’s unique culture through the visit to Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Village, Shuhe Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and a local Naxi family.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by our local guide at the Airport and then transfer to the hotel in Lijiang Old Town. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the old town.
We recommend you to visit the Mu’s Residence, which holds the majestic essence of a palace and is said to be a miniature Forbidden City. Then you can climb up Wangu Tower which is a perfect venue to enjoy a panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town and overlook the great Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Today’s excursion will start with a visit to Black Dragon Pool Park located at the foot of Elephant Hill. Covering an area of 40 hectares (over 430,000 sqft) and full of spectacular plants, the Black Dragon Pool is a haven for bird and water-life.
Then, head to Baisha Village, a charming Naxi village some 8 km (5 mi) north of Lijiang. It is home to the best remaining murals throughout Lijiang. These murals, combining the Han, Tibet and Naxi culture together, are a wonderful art form of minorities in west Yunnan, and vividly unfold the life of the minority people to us.
After that, proceed to explore Shuhe Old Town, a well preserved important town on the ancient tea and horse route. It is believed to be one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi people. An important part of the Lijiang Old Town area, Shuhe Old Town was listed as World Cultural Sites by the UNESCO in 1997.
In the late afternoon, you will be especially arranged to enjoy the Naxi Ancient Orchestra in a Naxi Concert Hall, which definitely an excellent ending of this day tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
In the morning, depart for the largest snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. To begin with, you will come to the Baishui River (White Water River), which is famous for its bright water originating from snow mountain, filtered by the stones and cliffs and sparkling white when flowing above the white marble and lime stones on the riverbed.
Then, tour to Jade Water Village, a scared place of Dongba people. A visit to a local Naxi family will help you know more about the daily life of Naxi Minority.
Afterwards, pay a visit to Jade Summit Lamasery, situated at the southern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Originally built in the Qing Dynasty, the temple is one of five significant temples in Lijiang. It is renowned for its ancient forests clustered around and the “King Camellia”.
After that, catch a cable car to the summit of the Yak Meadow, one of 13 peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Yak Meadow was affectionately named for the many yaks that come to the lush stretch of land to graze. It is a breathtaking scenery picture that a number of yaks wander peacefully throughout the pasture with awesome Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background. Snow mountain, green meadow, lovely yaks, cool wind, all of these make it a beautiful and peaceful paradise for you.
At late afternoon you will enjoy the famous movie director Zhang Yimou's musical show "Impression Lijiang". It is a cultural show taking place in an outdoor theater against the backdrop of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for next destination. Wish you a happy journey!