Get Inspired / China China: Lijiang Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China China: Lijiang story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China Situated in the north-western corner of Yunnan Province close to Tibet, Lijiang nestles in a small valley below a stunning backdrop of mountains. The old town of Lijiang is truly a ‘living museum’ with a maze of cobbled streets criss-crossed with canals. It is the centre of the Naxi minority people, until recently a matriarchal society, found in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and descended from Tibetan nomads who roamed across the mountains and spread into southern and western China. The old town and its World Heritage-protected myriad of cobble-stone streets and historic buildings isn’t the only reason to visit Lijiang. Another is to take the short drive to Yufeng Monastery which dates back to 1756 and is a drawcard for its 500-year-old Camellia Tree of 10,000 Blossoms which is guarded around the clock by a monk. Another reason is 5500-metre high Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong) which is permanently covered in snow at its peak. Black Dragon Pool Park, and the historic Baisha Village, capital of the Naxi kingdom before the 13th Century, are other eye-catching highlights. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Top 5 Club Med ski resorts for families Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.