4-day Lijiang Scenery and Ancient Culture Tour
In the morning visit the Black Dragon Pool park, and visit the Dongba Culture Museum inside the park. Next transfer to visit Yuhu Village and the Former Residence of Joesph Rock.
--The Black Dragon Pool is a charming and tranquil park and pool system in the north east of Lijinag on the northern edge of Lijiang’s famous Old Town. The Black Dragon Pool is the head waters of the Yushui River that provides water for the Old Town. If you are visiting Lijiang’s Old Town, the Black Dragon Pool is a must see and a great way to relax and enjoy beautiful natural scenery after the hustle and bustle of the Old Town.
Charming autumn scenery of Black Dragon Pool
--Yuhu Village is the last village in the Lijiang Basin at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The houses were made of a unique stone called "monkey head" by Naxi people.There is a Yuhe Lake beside the village. Water in this lake comes from he melted snow in the mountains. The holy water from this holy mountain of the Naxi makes this small village very mysterious.
After lunch visit Baisha Village and Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, then drive to visit Yufeng Monastery.
--Baisha Village is a small village near Dayan town. It is also one of the first settlements of Naxi ancestors. The ancestors of the Naxi people crossed the Jinshajiang River, came down from Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and finally entered Lijiang Basin. The first place Naxi tribes arrived in Lijiang was Baisha. Here, Naxi Ethnic groups set up the first settlement and created their Dongba culture.
Mysterious Naxi fresco in Baisha village
In the evening you can choose to wander around the old town of Lijiang, which is much more charming when night falls.
A whole day tour of holy Jade Dragon Snow Mountain begins
In the morning visit Ganhaizi Meadow, take the sightseeing bus to visit Baishui(White Water) River, which is a green water river because water from the Glacier Park of Yulong Snow Mountain; After that, take the chairlift to visit the Yak Meadow(3700M) in the Yulong Snow Mountain. You will enjoy Impression Lijiang Ethnic Show in the outdoors theater infront of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Impression Lijiang is directed by Zhang Yimou who is one of the most famous director in the world.Then return to Lijiang city.
You can take a cable to visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain if you car not good at climbing
--Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The highest peak named Fan Peak (Shanzidou in Chinese) which is about 5596 meters above sea level. There are three cable cars in the mountain, the fist to the Glacier Park(4500M),the second to Spruce Meadow(3200M),the third to Yak Meadow(3700M).
In the morning, dive 6 hrs on the spectacle mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers. You can start your walking halfway from Jin’anqiao Bridge to Shudi along the road at the bank of Yangtze River for you will see the beautiful canon and Yi ethnic people’s villages in the steep mountains. After 1 hour walking in the canon, you can continue the driving and stop in many Yi villages.
Late afternoon, take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Snake Islet in Lugu Lake.
Breathtaking scenery of Lugu Lake
In the evening, take part in Mosuo Bonfire Party with ethnic dance and singing performance.You will dance and sing with Mosuo boys and girls around a big bonfire in the outdoors theatre.
A full day Luguhu Lake tour.Enjoy the sunset wonder of Luguhu Lake in Luoshui Village. Then drive back to Lijiang.