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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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    Trip to the Mountain of the JADE DRAGON YULONG

    by Tedsocoa Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    Not to far away from Lijiang is the Yulong Xueshan Mountain, or the Jade Dragon Mountain, visible at clear weather from the upper part of Lijiang. Distance is about 40 km. To go there, I took the public bus No. 7, starting from the sqare of the Mao statue. When you are leaving the ancient town on the south-gate, turn right in the big avenue of the new city, walk 10 min. and you'll arrive at this sqare. If the bus is not waiting there, you'll see on the oil traces, where he will arrive... Cost are some Yuan. It's not the most modern aircom bus, but OK, it's not a private car. Please ask your hotel to write the chinese name of Yulong Mountain on a paper, the bus will stop a several small, and pitoresc villages and you go out at the last stop.
    This terminal is situated at about 2900 m. For comments on horseriding high up in this Yulong Mountain, please turn over to my of the beaten paths tip.

    Mao Ze Dong Sqare for bus stop.

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    Biking

    by konniemario Written Sep 3, 2006

    I see lots of foreigners actually do biking around the sceneries of Lijiang. It could make sense for sights that are not too far away like Shu He old town or even the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The good thing of doing bike is that you can enjoy the sceneries and the clean air throughout the process ;-)

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    Hire a cab for the day

    by konniemario Written Sep 3, 2006

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    The best way to get to the sights around Lijiang is by hiring a cab. Most of the drivers have a bit of knowledge of the places so they will explain a bit on the road as well. Some of them can be hired for daytrips or even overnight trips to farther places like Lugu Lake or Shangrila. Just ask your hotel staff to help book, they usually provide such service.

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    Airplane to Kunming

    by Ines28 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    Most travellers probably come to Lijiang via Kunming/Dali by bus. In this case it might be useful to take a plane back in order to safe time. Southern Airlines for example fly to Kunming for approximately € 40-60. I think there at least 2 daily flights, you can buy your ticket for example at the very small travel agency at the market square.

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    Bus from Dali to Lijiang

    by Ines28 Written Jul 7, 2005

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    There are many buses going from Dali to Lijiang, the transportation is cheap and the journey only takes around 3 hours, which is nice to get an impression of this beautiful province. Most guesthouses also offer the possibility to book the trip directly through them, in this case you will be collected at your guesthouse by a minibus. Very easy and comfortable!

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    The Bus Ride from Dali

    by honurox Written Mar 17, 2005

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    We took the bus from Dali, Took the number 8 city bus to the long distance bus depot. From there to Li Jiang it was 37 RMB, we luck out and got a nice bus (Bigger bus, soft seat, no smoking...for the most part) But in Chinese style you never go directly to you destination, spent a about an hour rive the back roads trying to pick up more customer. The waited another half hour in the old part of the city for a few more passenger, but once we were under way it was on ok ride, only about 4 hour.
    Leaving Lijiang for Dali our luck was not as good on the bus, a small bus, smokers all the was, and the person who handles the ticket head head out the window yelling the whole way back tying to get more passenger. Went via a few small towns ( to drop off some hitch hikers that we picked up on the way.) But we made it back in about 3.5 hours The small bus was pretty cramped.

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    Airport

    by nepalgoods Updated Nov 27, 2004

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    There has been an airport build, so that more tourists can reach this wonderful region in China. Well I am not ver yhappy with all the crowds of tourists falling onto Lijiang but I can understand, that many people like to see this overwhelmingly beautiful landscape.

    Lijiang can be reached by airplane form Kunming.

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    Rent a Taxi

    by gigi_huang Written Apr 25, 2004

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    Inside the town, the best way to linger around is by foot.

    The best way to go to suburbs including Yulong Mountain, Lu Gu Lake or Tiger Leaping Gorge is to rent a taxi. There are buses going either of the places, but the buses go like 1 or 2 per day, and there are still a lot of places you will miss travelling by bus.

    if it's not peak season, the taxi can be very cheap. Another advantage of renting a taxi is that with a local driver, you will discover a lot of really local stuff.

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    Get on your bike and get out of the town

    by GillianMcLaughlin Written Mar 14, 2004

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    Lijiang sits on a huge plateau some 2,400 m above sea level. The surrounding area is littered with small villages, often accessible only by path from the main road. There is virtually no traffic on the roads, except the occational cart, bike or a very occasional lorry! The roads around are all yours and well worth exploring.

    I set off with a fellow traveller I met over breakfast int he square. We hired bikes from the dealers at the Mao statue just outside the main gate of the old town, but bike hire is also available through many hotels and inns. Our bikes were good quality. Just wander out of the old town, you will find the main square with old Mao very easilly, and the bikes are sitting just waiting for you, around his feet.

    Bike hire was not at all expensive and in plentifull supply. We paid around 10 RMB for the day, but I met someone who found a bike for 5 RMB. You will probably need to leave some documentation (they normally ask for a passport) to guarantee that you will return the bike.

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    Lijiang - Zhongdian

    by vigi Updated Feb 19, 2004

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    Bus from Lijiang to Zhongdian took 6-7 hours. RMB27. It was a mini bus. So, my advise is go to bus station 30 mins earlier, wait for your bus and try to get a good seat in front (more leg room). Otherwise it was ot really fun to squeeze yourself for 6-7 hours along the bumpy road.

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    Bus stations

    by srd130 Written Jan 31, 2004

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    There are numerous bus stations in Lijiang which becomes confusing. I was in Lijiang in the summer of 2003 and used 3 different bus stations (perhaps there were as much as 4). This seems like so many bus stations for such a small town, but it is partly caused by construction of some sort.

    So take notice of your arrival station, and the station at which you depart because they may be different.

    The luxury bus with service to Dali and Kunming has its own station, which requires a short taxi ride from the tourist area of the old and new towns.

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    Kunming to Lijiang Luxury Bus

    by srd130 Written Jan 31, 2004

    YNTAC operates a luxury bush between Lijiang and Kunming. The bus is a Volvo, has air-conditioning and a television with VCD/DVD. They play a few movies on the trip.

    The bus is very clean, smoke-free, and you get a meal at a nice hotel in Dali on the way there. The price is 151 yuan, which I think is a good deal considering a regular bus costs about 90 yuan. I took both buses and think the YNTAC luxury bus was well worth the extra money.

    There are 3 departures each day. The trip is 11 hours and the bus stops in Dali.

    Phone: in kunming: (0871) 7187225

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    Bus ride from Dali to Lijiang

    by hooiluangoh Written Dec 29, 2003

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    The biggest bus (Volvo) costs RMB 50. Non-smoking. Takes about 4 hours.

    Don't fall asleep as the ride includes some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding area.

    There are about 3 trips per day. The lastest (on this luxurious bus) is at 2:30pm. Just ask at any bus agent in the old town.

    There are 2 other types of bus. They are smaller and allow smoking. They run at more frequent intervals.

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