Essence of Ancient Lijiang Tour
For 3 days, get to know the real Lijiang by taking a glimpse into its colorful past. This tour will take you through the ancient town and introduce you to the well-preserved remnants of its past. You will certainly marvel at the many ages-old murals, minority villages and royal mansions, and snow mountains.
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- Explore a unique journey in Lijiang Ancient Town.
- Taste ethnic minorities' food in a local restaurant.
- Climb up to the Jade Dragon Mountain.
Lijiang Ancient Town: Standing more than 2,400 meters above sea level and perched right in the middle of Lijiang, the Ancient Town is the best place to go if you want to get to know more about the county’s past. Here, the historic culture of China is very much alive and are splendidly set against a beautiful scenery as the backdrop. What is most interesting about this town is that it is one of the most well-preserved minority ancient cities that still stand today. Since this tour will be held in the morning, you can explore the town without the crowd that usually fill it up in the afternoon and evening.
Wood Mansion/The Mufu: The official residence of the ancient ruler of Lijiang, The Mufu’s name is taken from the ruler’s own name – Governor Mu of the Ming dynasty. It is a historical mansion since it housed many meetings between the ruler and his officials. But aside from its history, the Wood Mansion is renowned for being the largest group of buildings in Lijiang and for its unique style, which was copied from that of the Forbidden City. The style thus heavily reflects the Naxi people’s architectural and artistic skills.
Wangu Tower: Considered as a landmark of ancient Lijiang, the Wangu Tower is a building purely made of wood. It stands 108 feet tall, which is about 33 meters, and is perched on top of Lion Hill. Standing at its foot, you will be rewarded with an overlooking view of Lijiang and a majestic sight of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
- Breakfast, Lunch
Baisha Murals, Baisha Village: The Baisha Murals, which were painted more than a thousand years past, depicts the story of Tibet Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucian lives of the Naxi people.
The Jade Dragon Mountain (via Large Cable Car from Ganhaizi): Ride the large cable car from Ganhaizi going to the Jade Dragon Mountain, a snow capped mountain rising 5,596 meters above sea level, with its highest peak rising 18,000 feet above sea level. The mountains as well as its meadow views, along with the snow and rivers, offer a picturesque view of nature. Don’t forget to bring a warm coat, though. The cable car also rises up to 4,506 meters; eating snacks help the body adjust to the temperature and the altitude.
Our guide will transfer you to airport for your departure.
- Entrance fees.
- Meals are listed in the itinerary.
- Private transfers.
- Private English-speaking guide and driver.
- Hotels are listed in the itinerary.
- Service Charge & Taxes.
- China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
- Luggage Transfers.
Price is based on a 2-person tour with 4-star hotels in low season.
from US $ p/p