Nanmen Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

No.1 Guyou Alley, Nanmen Street, Old City, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China
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Rated 25% higher but also costs 56% more than other 3 star hotels

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Dragon Boat festival

by aleishamac

I am looking for information in regards to the Dragon Boat Festival held in Lijiang. I am researching for an Australian Television Program that will be visiting the area in June and they would like to film the festival.
Any information regarding whether this even is going to take place would be very much appreciated,
Thank you,
Aleisha McCormack

Re: Dragon Boat festival

by kashgari

I got this page by searching google may be it is helpful for you:

Re: Dragon Boat festival

by sunchen

I found the telephone number of the Lijiang Tourist Bureau from its offcial site:
0888-5169846 hope it'll help a little and this is its email.

Re: Dragon Boat festival

by wendyqiuwen

I don't know whether there will be any activity in Lijiang. Because the Dragon Boat Festival is a Han Festival. However, nowadays, the culture of different ethnic groups are gradually blended together.

Re: Dragon Boat festival

by chinaguy

Observed each year on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, Dragon Boat Festival is widely celebrated in China. Local stories say that this festival is celebrated in the honor of Chu Yuan, a patriotic statesman,who drowned himself to protest against the tyrant emperor. He was a very popular man, so when people heard his drowning story, they all took their boats and started looking for him. Since then every year this festival is celebrated in the memory of Chu Yuan.
People make loud noise with drums in the hope that fish would get scared and would not touch Chu Yuan under water. On the Dragon Boat Festival, coked rice is thrown in the river, which is considered as people's sacrifice for Chu Yuan. Soon they found that the rice they offered to Chu was eaten by the fish. So they started putting the cooked rice in envelops and then throw in the water. This ceremony is known as rice dumpling. Few families also make dumplings of rice, fresh meat, salted meat, or ham. The sweet dumplings are made of rice, bean paste, dates' paste, and honey.

Because of Chu Yuan's death, the fifth lunar month is considered to be unlucky in China. The day when the festival takes place is considered to be the best day for collecting herbs for making medicines. Besides, dragon boat races widely take place all over the country.

Travel Tips for Lijiang

Clean toilet facilities in Ancient Town

by stmlnyc

There are a few good toilet facilities in Ancient Town. The 9 jiao fee is a bargain especially compared to the horrendous roadside or gas station facilities for 5 jiao.

These toilets are well worth waiting for!

Lijiang At Night

by John195123

It's not much to do, but just looking out over the town at night is quite nice. It's cooler, quiet- without much of the noise that takes over the rest of Han China, and quite picturesque.

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It's more than just a Cafe (Sakura Cafe)

by CGarnett

We spent almost every evening at Sakura Cafe in the Old Town, and it became a place for us to relax, read books, meet new people AND eat (let's not forget that it IS a cafe with great food!). There may be quieter places with a more "authentic" atmosphere, but we believe this one spot truly made our stay special. We became quite close to the staff, and they helped give us tips on transportation and places to see. Oh- and don't let their salespitch on the street put you off. They WILL invite you in (they stop every foreigner on the street and ask them in), but it's not because they are desperate for business. Guess it's just their shtick! ...Oh, and they also have rooms available for guests, and a great library of Lonely Planet guides for SE Asia. One more tip: ask if you can have breakfast on the roof! One of the best views over the rooftops in Lijiang-- I promise!

Songs and Lugu Lake

by jasmine_ding

Lugu Lake is 200 km from Lijiang. The lake is clear, decorated by delicate white flowers in summer. Narrow wooden boats made by hand can take people to a little island. But I preferred the time on boat, enjoying the reflection of the blue sky, the white clouds, the boats and the people, listening to folk songs sung by locals.

There is a unique minority people living here-Mosuo people. They keep some special traditional customs, such as matri-clan system. A grandma is the most respected member of a family, and a man generally lives with the members on his mother’s side.

There are some interesting activities, such as dancing with locals around the camp and wrestling games. Don’t be serious; if you lose the game, the result is not bad, just lying on the ground covered by soft pine needles.

Black Dragon Pool Park - Freedom Forests

by Willettsworld

This used to be the former gateway of Fuguo Temple which is located 30km to the west. It was built in the Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty (1573-1619) and is a double-eaved building with five rooms in width and three rooms in depth.


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