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What to do and see in Lijiang

Stroll through the Lijiang Old Town I:


In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Filled with canals and bridges, it's especially breathtaking at night, when hundreds of Chinese lanterns are lit. Countless little shops sell souvenirs, clothes, costume jewellery, etc. at very low prices (don't forget to bargain!). While the city boasts many tourist attractions, frankly they are ...

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Visit to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain glacier:

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Brief description: 4,500-metre-high glacier on a mountain very close to Lijiang. On clear days, you can see its perennially snow-capped peaks from the city (best views from Black Dragon Pool). While the visit is expensive, we definitely recommend it! Wear warm clothes, as it's rather cold (or you can rent anoraks on the mountain). From November to March you can even ...

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Stroll through Lijiang Old Town II:

Lijiang, China

Back in Lijiang, we recommend strolling about and then stopping off for a rest at Café Prague, a charming spot for reading a book or magazine (15-20CNY per drink). They have books to exchange and for sale. It's located next to the restaurant Nasi: take Dong Da Street out of Market Square; it's on the first bridge on the right.

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Visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge:

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Brief description: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge) is probably the deepest canyon in the world. It's located around 100 km northeast of Lijiang (62 miles), between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain. The Jingsha River runs ferociously through the gorge, forming 18 impressive rapids. Walkways allow you to admire the river roaring past. Some people do a ...

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