Lijiang Travel Guide
丽江Lijiang is a village in Yunnan province which has become increasingly popular with travelers. With is recently opened airport and a new system of highways surrounding it, Lijiang has become much easier to get to. It now has direct daily flights to Beijing and many other cities around China. Lijiang was destroyed by an earthquake in 1996 and was rebuilt in old style. In recent years there have been many quality hotels opened up in the area.
While Lijiang is a village, it is also a base for further exploration and day trips. You don't have to stay in the busy and touristy village of Lijiang, there are alternative bases nearby, such as Shuhe, which is a smaller version of Lijiang. While the old town is well worth visiting, you may like to retire to a more quiet area to get a good nights rest, as Lijiang's central area has an active night life scene.
The major attractions in Lijiang include the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the nearby golf course and the Impression Show, also in the same area. If you come to the area we suggest at least 2 or 3 nights in order to have a couple of full days to see the sights and stroll the old towns. It's also a place where you can see the Naxi minority people. If you are on a busy China itinerary Lijiang is a nice place to catch your breath, rest and enjoy some cafe culture.
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