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 Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport 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 Uncover New Horizons Cruising Through Asia 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.