The small, remote city of Lijiang is a popular tourist destination that offers a magical charm. Not as ancient as other Chinese cities, this one still retains a few hundred years of history. Set about 35 minutes from the city is Lijiang Airport
- the gateway to the area. Trains and buses also travel to Lijiang, but don’t offer the quick convenience of a flight.
Lijiang’s fairytale experience is a wonderful one complimented by the Naxi People and the Old Town. The Old Town is filled with canals and beautiful, traditional buildings. Simply strolling through the area will be a delight, and the dining and shopping opportunities only make it that much better. Worthy buys would include burned wood carvings, yak horn combs, Naxi clothing, and even art and writing samples of the Naxi – a people who have the only living hieroglyphic language in the world. There are several other areas to be explored when you find yourself able to get away from the Old Town. The Black Dragon Pool Park
offers natural scenery and traditional buildings against the backdrop of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which is another popular destination of Lijiang. Hiking to Naxi villages, catching a cultural show at Naxi Concert Hall, and exploring Mu Palace are but a few more of the wonders to be enjoyed here.
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