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Transfer via: flight arrive Yunnan arrange by you. flight from Kunming to Dali arrange by us
Meet you at Dali airport and transfer Dali hotel for check-in.
Dali Ancient Town is a magical fascinating place with an international flair. It attracts lots of tourists from all over the world annual. Far-reaching Dali history, it’s known as “literature of the state” good reputation. Due to its long history, there are lots of cultural relics.
Day 2 Dali to Shuhe (B/L/-)
This morning, we will have an Erhai Lake cruise and visit the Three Pagodas and explore Dali Ancient Town. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Xizhou Village to visit the Bai people’s dwellings. Then we go ahead to Shuhe ancient town (3 hours) and check-in our comfortable guesuthouse. Enjoy the free evening in Shuhe ancient town.
Erhai Lake, Chinese meaning is ‘ear-shaped sea’, is situated at 1,972 m above sea level. In size, the North-South length of the lake is 40 km and the East-West width is roughly 7-8 km. Its area is 250 km2, making it the second largest highland lake of China, after Dianchi Lake. When you arrive at there, you can have an Erhai Lake cruise to explore the beautiful scenery.
Three Pagodas are one kilometer away from north of Dali. The styles of the three pagodas are similar. The main pagoda is “Qianxun Pagoda”. It is a square pagoda and it is 69.13 meters high. Its molding and style were imitated the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian and the Song Yue Monastery Pagoda in Henan Province.
Xizhou Bai Minority Village is located 18 kilometres north of Dali. The green mountains, winding creeks and fertile land make for a lyrical and carefree life. The old houses and streets are well preserved. Visitors may still find traces of past glory.
Day 3 Shuhe to Lijiang (B/L/-)
This morning, we will drive to Lijiang have a full day tour to explore Full day trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Yufeng Lamasery and Baisha Murals,and Yushui Zhai.
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. And then you also can pay a visit to Yak Meadow (Maoniuping), where Part of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where the Yi and Zang Minority Ethnic Tribes live.
Yufeng Lamasery: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 minorities in the Qing Dynasty.
The Baisha Mural:It is located in the Baisha Village on the plain north of Lijiang. It is a mixture of artists of Chinese Taoist, Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba shamans. This rich fusion had resulted in a tremendously powerful art.
Day 4 Lijiang Deaprture (B/-/-)
Transfer via: TBA-flight on your own arrangement .
In the morning, visit Lijiang Ancient Town and Black Dragon Pool Park. After lunch, be transfered to Airport to catch your depart flight.
Black Dragon Pool Park located at the foot of Elephant hill north of Lijiang city. Black Dragon Pool is the main headwater of the Yushui River which goes through the Old Town of Lijiang. It is just like the bright eyes of the town, shining with the wisdom. For many locals, it’s a place to relax, to enjoy the view and the sun, to play games, to practice the famous Naxi orchestra.
Lijiang Ancient Town was built in the Southern Song Dynasty, dated back to more than eight hundred years ago. It covers an area of 3.8 aquare kilometers. It’s a place of combination of Chinese culture and Western culture, ancient culture and modern culture. When in Lijiang ancient town, you will not only experience the ancient Naxi Culture, but also can enjoy in the modern bar at you leisure.