located on the upper reaches of the Jinsha
River, Lijiang is famous for its gorgeous mountains, old towns and
villages and the survival of one of the world's oldest folk cultures.
There is a wealth of natural beauty here.
The imposing Yulong
Snow Mountain, is one of the best glacier mountains in China, with
a total of thirteen peaks. At The
First Bend of the Yangtze River, due to the obstruction of
mountain ranges, the river makes a detour, forming a mammoth V shape.
Following the river downstream, you'll arrive at Tiger
Leaping Gorge, which has long been deemed one of the most
magnificent gorges in the world, exerting a great magnetic force. Yufeng
Temple, one of the seven largest lamaseries in Yunnan, boasts a
huge Camellia tree that locals claim is the largest of its kind
Lijiang is not only the center of the
Dongba culture of the Naxi minority group, but also the place where
Han, Tibetan and Bai cultures blend together. The
old city of Lijiang is full of atmosphere too. Houses here are
built in Bai and Han architectural style, forming a glorious and
harmonious picture with beautiful rivers and mountains in the
distance. Almost every household has access to streams or brooks and
locals name the city "Oriental Venice".