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Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province in China, which also is a world well-known tourism city. People called it “spring city” and “flower city” because of the whole year’s weather is adorable which warm as spring season and the flower bloom all year around. And Lijiang is a beautiful shining place, located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, China. People often say that it is a fairyland beneath the colorful clouds of southern China. These two places are valued to have a look.
Day 1 Arrive at Kunming (-/-/-)
Transfer via: flight arranged by you
Meet you at Kunming airport and transfer you to your hotel for checking-in. After a short break, drive you to pay a visit at Birds & Flowers Market.
Day2 Kunming, Stone Forest, Lijiang(B/L/-)
Transfer via: domestic flight (Kunming to Lijiang) arranged by us
After breakfast, drive you to Stone Forest. It will take about two hours from Kunming to Stone Forest. Finishing Stone Forest trip, fly to Lijiang.
Stone Forest located in Shilin Yi Nationality Autonomous County. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres) and includes both large and small stone forests, as well as many other scenic spots. The fantastic stone pinnacles rising abruptly from the ground resemble a huge, dense forest. The stone forest with its mysterious scenery and natural beauty is described as “the most fantastic scenery under heaven” by the people in and out of China.
Lijiang was a name given by Kublai Khan in 1,254; the old town is an interesting place to explore. The canals in the town are really unique, the local people block water to wash the ground in the town every day, and this has been practiced ever since the town was established.
Day 3 Lijiang (B/L/-)
Today’s highlights are Baisha Mural Paintings, Yufeng Temple,and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
After breakfast, will drive you to Baisha Village to visit the local Naxi family and Basha Mural Painting. You can experience the local people’s life and their traditional culture. And then, pay a visit to Yufeng Temple. In the evening, enjoy The Ancient Naxi Music at the ancient town.
Baisha Mural Paintings is located in Baisha Township; 8km north of the seat of the Lijiang Naxi Nationality Autonomous County, there are altogether 53 groups of mural paintings located in the hall.
Yufeng Temple:It is known in English as Jade Peak Temple. The temple shows distinctive architectural style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion as a result of the cultural fusion between different minoritiesin the Qing Dynasty.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. It stretches a length of 35 kilometers and a width of 20 kilometers. Looking from Lijiang Ancient Town in the south, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon laying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Day 4 Lijiang departure (B/-/-)
Transfer via: departure Lijiang flight arranged by you.
After breakfast, visit Lijiang Ancient Town and Black Dragon Pool to admire the Dragon Snow Mountain and the Dongba culture museum in the park. and then drive you to the Lijiang Airport for catching your flight to you next destination.
Lijiang Ancient Town is well-preserved old town with rich culture of ethnic people who live in there. The canals in the town are really unique, the local people block water to wash the ground in the town every day, and this has been practiced ever since the town was established.