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Temperature and transportation

Lijiang is a small city of Yunnan Province in the southwest of China. Temperature is 5??~28?? from winter to summer. Beacause it's in a highland, the sun is very strong even in the winter.
There are two ways to get there, by air or by bus. If you come from Kunming (the capital of Yunnan Province), it'll take you 9 hours in the bus.
Near the city, there are famous sightseeing such as Yulong Snowmountain, Lugu Lake and Tiger Jump Canyon. You can find partners from YHA or many cafe's board, then, deal with a local driver and go there(Don't pay all the money before the trip is finished). You can rent a bike to go to Lashi Hai and Suhe Town.

Accomodation and food

If you want to know the real Lijiang, choose a hostel, inn or YHA in Dayan Town (the Old Town of Lijiang). There are many choices for tourists, for a backpacker, a group of friends. The price from $3/per~$40/per. Not in pubilc days, people just pay $7 for a room (2 beds).

Besides, many hotels are suitable for families, couples and some people who want to have a comfortable and relax holiday in Lijiang.

Chinese food, pizza and French food can be found in the Old Town. Out of it, there is a market full of fruits and vegetablels for local. If you are permitted by the master of the accomodation, you can cook for yourself.


There are many bars and cafes in Dayan Town, beside water-ways, decorated with flowers. When the night comes, music, laugh and the sound of the water-way mix a dulcet song which you'll remember for a long time.

The most of local residents are kind and peaceful. You can ask for a help if there is something wrong. Give yourself a couple of days after traveling on the way, you can enjoy mild and warm time.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:kind people, comfortable environment. multiculture
  • Cons:Don't go there in the chinese holiday
  • In a nutshell:If you are there ,you'll love there
  • Last visit to Lijiang: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • albaaust's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2008 at 1:42 AM

    Some great tips Jasmine. I shall be asking you for some more specific advice if OK.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:01 AM

    Another fascinating page of your's great. The doggies are beautiful. We visited the zoo today morning, there was a baby born to Giraffe. It was shown to public today. I shall send you the pic.

  • Taw's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2008 at 6:11 AM

    most remarkable in my china trip is in Lijiang, ...why? because i meet Hun, Biung, Tian Lei n Jasmine !

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2007 at 2:34 AM

    Lijiang was one of my favourite places in China - great times there and so photogenic - a real adventure - great to remember with your photos plus have update - i must go back one day!

  • melosh's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    Your picture, "under the sunshine" should be front page. Did you take this picture of yourself? I find it evocative of a place and time where I would like to be.

  • Museeuw's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 8:34 AM

    Hey, always looking forward to your new tips! "... a tranquil and delicate town, just like a shy oriental girl", that is a great comparison!

  • Helenbb's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 4:33 AM

    thanks for sharing . i will go back to read your updated tips ... and new pics... BTW. congrats... top 5 member in Xi An :)

  • MikeySoft's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    Good tips. :)

  • livi4's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2007 at 9:50 PM

    nice photos of china, passionate writing. have fun.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2007 at 6:29 AM

    very nice page from lijiang. i was there many years ago and totally loved the place. hopefully i will be back in china again soon.

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