Basic Facts of Lijiang:
Location: in the northwest part of Yunnan Province
Population: 1.14 million
Area: 21,200 square kilometers
The Old Town Lijiang is full of cobbled streets and crisscrossing canals, flowing with water, swaying willows and gaily–hued blossoms. It is a great scenic spot as well as a top photography destination in China. Each year, countless people from all over the world visit here for the appreciation of its breathtaking sceneries and time-honored Dongba Culture. Pervaded by nostalgic atmosphere, Lijiang is waiting here to welcome friends throughout the world to come and explore. Follow TOC to unveil all the mysteries of Lijiang!
Although Lijiang is a small county of Yunnan Province, it is also in possession of a quite complete transportation system, being blessed with such transport facilities as airport, coaches, buses, taxis etc. In previous years, travelers had to reach there by transferring from Kunming, as no direct flights were available to Lijiang. Now, it is easily accessible by direct planes starting from Shanghai, benefitting tourists a lot. In Lijiang, especially the Old Town, travelers can always find a lot of surprises stamped with ethnic features when shopping there. souvenirs like Lijiang snow tea, Naxi silver ornaments, Naxi shawls and so forth are great gifts to be presented to relatives and friends. Besides, if you would like to know more about the culture and customs of Naxi group, having a taste of its snacks should be contained on your list. Snacks such as Lijiang Baba, Jidou Liangfen, Bingfenliangxiao, Sanchuan ham etc. are all worth trying. After the sunset, it comes to the night of Lijiang. Different from Shanghai, Beijing and other big cities, the nightlife of Lijiang is full of folk and ethnic features, even the local bar street is covered with classic simplicity.
Nature-the Great Creator seems to show extreme affections towards this poetic land, which has been created as the gateway to mang breathtaking attractions such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with its Ski Resort, the First Bend of the Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge etc. Coming here, you can not only have the chance to appreciate the most fabulous sceneries in the world, but also skip away from the bustle and hustle of life since Lijiang is so idyllic that it has nothing to do with the cement, steel and busyness of modern city. Lijiang now is no longer the "forgotten realm". The warm-hearted and hospitable citizens of different ethnic nationalities cordially welcome friends from both home and abroad.
Join the designed Lijiang tours offered by TOC to dig deeper of this charming, graceful fairyland. Words are too plain to describe its beauty, so come and experience all by yourself!