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Lijiang 3 days 2 nights Tour Package

About Lijiang Local Tour

Lijiang is an old city with gorgeous surroundings resting in northwest Yunnan, located on a plateau at an elevation of 8,530 feet. Tectonic movement, which took place over 65 million years ago, created the Himalayas and gave rise to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. In the southeastern part of this plateau and the northwestern part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, meandering mountain ranges tower into the sky and swift rivers roar in deep gorges, presenting magnificent landforms over an area covering more than 77 thousand square miles. This area embodies the beauty of Lijiang Prefecture.

The Yulong Mountains are located where the Qinghai-Tibet and Yunnan-Guizhou plateaus interlock, and together they form the peak of the Yunling Mountains, the southern-most section of the Himalayan Mountain range. Harboring a string of marine glaciers, the Yunlong mountain range, extends unbroken for 21 miles, forming a "Jade Dragon" dancing in clouds. Its silvery scales shining bright, the dragon's head faces towards to the north, while its body rolls south. The southernmost peak Shanzidou is 18 thousand feet in altitude and is also known as the "jade pillar that props up the sky."

B=breakfast L=lunch D=dinner DEPARTURE: Daily


 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
GWAC-LJ-01
Day Activities Hotel
DAY 01 You will fly to Lijiang, Yunnan province in the southwest of China, and upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by your English-speaking guide. Lijiang is a town that is an enclave of ethnic minority cultures, and the Naxi ethnic group is especially prevalent here.

After your arrival we’ll start by a little walk around the old town of Lijiang, which has a history of over 800 years. The old town is made up of three old districts that retain a special character of Naxi and Han construction and Naxi customs, arts and culture. It was a former trading town and a stop for traders carrying goods on the “Chama Road” trails. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 following an earthquake and reconstruction in 1996 that returned the city to a more ancient look. The UNESCO description says: “The Old Town of Lijiang, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity."

We’ll then head to the nearby village/town of Baisha, where you will have the opportunity to get better acquainted with the Naxi people who live there. Baisha Old Town is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang. It is the earliest settlement of the Naxi people and is the birthplace of "Tusi", chief of the Mu clan. In the town there are many ancient buildings built during the Ming Dynasty, including Dabaoji Palace, Liuli Temple, and Wenchang Palace. The well-known Baisha Frescoes are located in Dabaoji Palace. Because of the white sand on the ground, the town was named "Baisha", which means "white sand". In the Naxi language, it is called "bengshi". The architectural complex is made up of two parts, folk residence and cultural sites. The folk residence is called "pengshizhi" which in the local language means "Baisha Streets". The streets all go from south to north. In the center of the old town there is a square where three thoroughfares intersect. Houses and small stores stand on the both sides of these streets. A crystal clear stream winds around all the houses flowing through the small town from north to south.

The center of town features a beautiful rendering of frescoes religious frescoes. The 44 pieces of Baisha frescos were drawn in the early Ming Dynasty. Most of the paintings are about religious stories of Taoism, Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism. The murals embody the artistic characteristics of the Naxi, Tibetan, Han and Bai ethnic groups. Among them the paintings about Kwan-yin and Sakyamuni are the most famous ones. Now Baisha Frescos, also known as Lijing Frescos have become precious data for the study of China's history of arts and religions. We’ll then return to Lijiang for a dinner of traditional Yunnan cuisine.

After dinner, you’ll be treated to an evening of music and dance at the Naxi Orchestral Show, located at the Dongba Palace. This show presents the splendid culture of the Naxi ethnic minority group in the form of song and dance, and it’s the perfect way to cap off your day.

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe
DAY 02 Today you will have a free day for yourself, and you can further explore the Lijiang Old Town and the aspects of Naxi life that it has to offer. The old town is made up of three old districts that retain a special character of Naxi and Han construction and Naxi customs, arts and culture. It was a former trading town and a stop for traders carrying goods on the “Chama Road” trails. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 following an earthquake and reconstruction in 1996 that returned the city to a more ancient look. The UNESCO description says: “The Old Town of Lijiang, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity.

In the afternoon you might want to visit the Wangfu Pagoda, which is located on top of Lion Hill in a small park. The top of the hill affords excellent views over Lijiang. When you walk down from the hill you can come across the Mu Chieftain’s Palace, which is the residence of the former chieftain of the area.

You are also encouraged to try the varied Chinese and western cuisines that are in the city, as there is a delicious meal around almost every corner.

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe
DAY 03 After breakfast you will be taken to the airport, and you will on to your next destination.

 


Tour Inclusions

1. Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
2. Meals in accordance with that listed on the itinerary.
3. professional local guide & driver;
4. Private air-conditioned car or van for transportation;
5. Admission of the first gate.
6. Two bottles of mineral water per day.

Tour  exclusions

1. Tip of the guide
2. Personal costs

 

 

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