Lijiang - Last Visit in December 2002
I went to Lijiang on a 6-day trip through Yunnan province. The trip included stops in Dali and Kunming. This is the main entrance to the ancient town of Lijiang.
Lijiang is the home of the Naxi minority, descendents from Tibetan society. Here's a group of them chanting in the ancient part of town in Lijiang.
This is a glimpse of the ancient part of town. Note the water canals that sweep past entrances of old buildings. The crystal clear waters are used for the people's daily usage, including washing their clothes and dishes!
This is a tourist information centre near the main entrance.
This is one of two ropeways going up Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Watch out for high altitude sickness!
Here's one of the pagodas built in Black Dragon Pool, with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.
Here's what the modern city of Lijiang resembles.
Here's a view of Lijiang from Guanfang Hotel Lijiang.