Lijiang Transportation

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    Bus to Jade Snow Mountain.

    by albaaust Written Apr 13, 2009

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    • We decided that we would wing it and try and do it ourselves. Mindful of other advice we walked out of the Old Town and along to catch the Number 7. The sign for the bus itself is not along the main road but in a laneway. There is a sign for it but if you are not looking for the sign itself you might miss it as we did. I have included a photograph of the sign. We were the only passengers – halfway there we were transferred into a smaller mini bus which was a little concerning but, we did get there. Make sure that you ask to be dropped off at the booking/ticket office NOT the tourist office.

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    Cheap Airline Tickets.

    by albaaust Written Apr 13, 2009

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    •Buy at the ticket office to the east of the Old City (entry to the east of the Old Town Management Board Tourism Service point). Much much cheaper. We were able to buy tickets for Chengdu for 510 Yuan cash.

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    A Reliable Travel Company in Lijiang

    by livethedream Updated Jun 7, 2008
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    Cross-Country Club of Lijiang can help you arrange trips from Lijiang to any point in Yunnan. They also organize hikes around Lijiang.

    We went on a 2-day trip to Zhongdian and we paid Y600 per person (4 people in one van). Price includes transportation, accomodation in Zhongdian old town and entrance fees.

    Address: 67 Xinhua St, Upper Huangsha........

    (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

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    Drive to Tiger Leaping Gorge

    by John195123 Updated May 7, 2008
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    Beautiful scenery abounds outside Lijiang on the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge. It's a nice, 3-4 hour drive, along winding roads. Set up a car and driver through your hotel. We had a taxi car, though you might get one of the mini buses, depending on your group size.

    It cost us 400 yuan for the drive (hotel to Middle Gorge and back) as well as 50 yuan for the entrance fee.

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    Tiger Leaping Gorge

    by John195123 Written May 7, 2008

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    If you want to get to Tiger Leaping Gorge fro Lijiang, you can arrange a driver with your hotel. The driver can take you to the main parking lot, but I believe only specific drivers are allowed farther into the gorge, so you'll have to arrange one there- or your driver can. It's a rough road. Waterfalls are common -especially in a few places- but can make passage difficult during the wet season. We didn't drive too far into the gorge due to time constraints, but I don't think it gets better as you go in.

    Watch for falling rocks and mud...

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    Taxis sin licencia / Taxis without licence

    by elpariente Written Apr 16, 2008

    A la entrada de Lijiang , donde están los molinos de agua , contratamos un taxi para hacer dos excursiones .Hicimos el trato con chica que hablaba algo de inglés y después de llegar a un acuerdo nos llevó a una calle lateral que es donde esperaba su marido.
    Todo salió bien , lo único es que cuando fuimos al Leap Tiger Gorge , en vez de ir por la carretera buena , por donde iba todo el tráfico nos metió pos una carretera secundaria en la otra margen del río que nos llegó a preocupar . No nos pudo explicar nada pues el conductor iba solo y no hablaba nada de inglés , por lo que supusimos que no tenía licencia para llevar turistas
    Visita a Baisha y otros templos de alrededor 120 Yuan
    Visita al Leap Tiger Gorge 1 180 Yuan

    At the entrance of Lijiang, where the water mills are , we hired a taxi to make two trips. We made a deal with a girl who spoke little English, and after reaching agreement she took us to a side street where her husband it was waiting.
    Everything went well, the only thing is that when we went to the Tiger Leap Gorge, rather than go by the good road , where all traffic it was going he took a secondary road on the other side of the river that was very bad and lonely and we became worried . We were not able to explain anything because the driver was alone and he did not speak any English so we supposed that he had not licence to transport tourists
    Visit to Baisha and other temples around 120 Yuan
    Visit to Tiger Leap Gorge 1 180 Yuan

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    Getting to Tiger Leaping Gorge

    by alluringworld Updated Mar 22, 2008

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    Lijiang Bus Station_board here
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    It costs us RMB7 to get to the Bus Station from Lijiang Ancient City, RMB24 (per pax) for the bus fare to go from Lijiang to Qiaotou station and then RMB80 per car (transfer from Sean's Guesthouse) from Qiaotou to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Entrance Fee is RMB50 per pax.

    On the way back, we paid another RMB80 per car from Sean's Huesthouse to Qiaotou and RMB25 (per pax) from Qiaotou back Lijiang. Another RMB7 from bus station to Lijiang Ancient City.

    A few things for you to take note:
    1) There is no such thing as "No smoking" bus!!!!! I was almost suffocated to death during the 3 hours journey back from Qiaotou to Lijiang

    2) There is no Qiaotou "station"... it is just an open area with no ticketing counter for you to buy bus tickets. Ask the locals to help look out for the buses coming down from Zhongdian

    3) You can only buy single way tickets... seem that bus schedules are only confirmed the day before, in the afternoon.

    4) You can buy tickets at both Yu He Bus Station and Lijiang Bus Station but... you can only board the bus at Lijiang Bus Station

    5) If you travelling in a group of 4 or 5, you can consider booking one of those cars in photo 3... I think it costs about RMB150 per car

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    From Lijiang to Qiaotou

    by bpacker Written Jan 9, 2008

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    If you intend to do the tiger leaping gorge, then go to qiaotou. It's the more popular starting point compared to da ju.

    Ask your hotel owner to scribble down qiao tou (bridge head) and express bus stop for you on a piece of paper. Hand the instructions to the cab driver.

    Alternatively if you speak Mandarin, just tell the driver you're heading for the bus stop to Qiao Tou.

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    Flying to Lijiang from Kunming

    by bpacker Updated Jan 9, 2008

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    I had a perilous time flying to Lijiang on China Eastern Airline from Kunming. While the plane and service was ok, we experience turbulence over a really mountaineous region. The wind sheer was so bad, the plane had to turn back to Kunming.

    While they made the announcement, everybody pretended to howl in protest and then laugh in shaky relief. We ended up waiting on the tarmac for close to an hour.

    We finally arrived 3 hours later. A little shaken but generally ok.

    You can book your tickets online here->http://english.flights.ctrip.com.

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    Cabs in Lijiang

    by bpacker Written Jan 9, 2008

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    The cabbies here are, on the whole, honest. They never gave us as much grief as the ones in Hanoi did! We did not encounter any unpleasant cabbies at all. Instead, we were charged according to the meter and the receipt shows a breakdown of the distance and price. The starting fare is also a lot cheaper compared to cities like Shanghai and Shen Zhen

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    From Lijiang Airport to Town

    by bpacker Updated Jan 9, 2008

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    There are plenty of cabbies* at the airport to ferry you to town. Each ride just 60rmb on a metered cab. It's slightly higher if you choose to take a private mini van (usually 100rmb). The distance between the airport and town is about 15km.

    *it's a different story in the wee hours of the night. arrange for your hotel to pick you up if the airport is deserted.

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    Around the leaping Gorge

    by xaver Written Oct 6, 2007

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    If you do not want to walk around the Gorge to see it you can use a king of cyclo carried by a guy.
    I do not know how much it cost, but in my opinion, walking is the best idea.It's an easy walk more or less 2 hours long depending on how frequently you stop to take pictures.

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    Private driver

    by xaver Written Oct 6, 2007

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    minibus

    Lijiang is well connected with Dali and Kunming by bus and trains, there are several day ones and some night ones too.
    I came here with a private driver as which I hired to go to Zhongdian and we just stopped here for a couple of hours before going to the tiger leaping Gorge and proceeding to the final destination.
    I got this service in Jeam tibetan hotel in Dali and it was about 120 euro included an english speaking guide and the hotel for the 3 of us.

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    Flights out of Lijiang....

    by racayadi Written Apr 23, 2007

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    Taxi from the city to Airport -- you need to bargain to pay 80rmb... plus 10 rmb toll.....
    these prices will start to creep up very soon.....
    I never found a shuttle from city to airport....

    * Travel agencies in main square -- off water wheel -- visit a few of them and get prices they offer... got flight from Lijiang to Kunming for 550rmb - 9:20 am..... there is a flight available at 11:30pm -- much cheaper....
    - get ready to wait at airport -- most flights in and out of Lijiang are late.....

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    Bus to Qiaotou

    by racayadi Written Apr 23, 2007

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    - main bus station - about 10 minutes away from the Old Town -- is the one with buses at 8:30am and 1:30pm to Qiaotou... then on to another bus to Walnut Garden/Tiger Leaping Gorge.....
    - if you miss the buses and you want to get there ASAP -- ask your hostel to get you a taxi -- you should not pay more than 180rmb for a 2 hour ride..... thru countryside, villages, strawberry fields and one of the tributaries of the Yangtze......

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