The cool mountain climate in Lijiang makes the intimate town of stone, tile and swift canals, a great place to unwind. Home of the Naxi people, it has a history of more than 800 years as a nexus of trading activities among Yunnan, Tibet and India. The streets of the Old Town reflect this prosperity with flourishing traditional houses and shops with fancy and superb collections of handicrafts. Another attraction in the area is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. About 100km northwest of Lijiang is Tiger Leaping Gorge. From the top of the gorge you can look down the sheer mountain sides to the rushing Golden Sands River 700 feet below.
(Beijing, Xi'an, Lijiang, Yunnan's Shangrila, Hong Kong)
Visit the top sights of China, including one of the most popular emerging destinations: Yunnan Province. From the dramatic mountains and old town of Lijiang, to the remote monasteries of Shangri La, this tour is sure to inspire.
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