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Lijiang

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Bodies of Water
Suzhou on the Plateau
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road. The World Heritage-protected old town area displays an attractive system of canals, ornate bridges, and wooden architecture, which you can explore by foot along the old cobblestone streets, or by boat. Nearby mountains and small, authentic towns provide other places to see when on holiday in Lijang. Put Lijiang at the heart of your travel plans by using our China trip builder.
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Popular things to do in Lijiang

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Old Town of Lijiang - China
World heritage site
Old Town of Lijiang - China
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Historic Site
Shuhe Ancient Town
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
World heritage site
Black Dragon Pond Park
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lugu Lake ©
Water Body
Lugu Lake
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Lijiang

Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Mountain
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain Yulong County
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Baisha Ancient Town ©
Historic Site
Baisha Ancient Town Yulong County
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lijiang

Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
World heritage site
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Square Street (Sifangjie) ©
Landmark
Square Street (Sifangjie)
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Blue Moon Valley ©
Mountain
Blue Moon Valley
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours

Historic Sites in Lijiang

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Mufu Palace
Historic Site
Mufu Palace
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beiyue Temple of Lijiang
Ruin
Beiyue Temple of Lijiang
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village ©
Historic Site
Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village
3.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lijiang Mural ©
Historic Site
Lijiang Mural
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Lijiang

Lashi Lake ©
National Park
Lashi Lake
3.3
Duration: 8 hours
Bird Island, Lijiang
Island
Bird Island, Lijiang
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Qingxi Reservoir ©
Water Body
Qingxi Reservoir
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
White Water River
Water Body
White Water River
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Lijiang

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Lijiang Guides - Day Tours ©
Hiking / Camping Tour
Lijiang Guides - Day Tours
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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