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Laojunshan Mountaion

Laojunshan Mountaion Lijiang
Laojunshan Mountaion Lijiang
Laojunshan Mt. Lijiang
Laojunshan Mt. Lijiang
Mt. Laojunshan Lijiang

Laojunshan Mountaion area has been part of the Three Parallel Rivers Region , which was designated as World's Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. This mountain region is also diverse in minority groups such as Lisu, Naxi, Pumi , Bai, Yi, etc. May, June and July are good seasons to see wild flowers like rhododendrons in thise mountain area.

The Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County, another historically and culturally famous town in China, lies 199 kilometres away in the northwest of Dali.

Situated in the northwestern part of Yunnan Province and the upper reaches of the Jinshajiang (Golden Sand) River, Lijiang is a region were the Naxi people live in compact communities with an area of 7,425 square kilometres. The total population is 301 thousand people, consisting of the Naxi, Han, Bai, Tibetan, Pumi, Lisu, Yi and other nationalities. The Naxi people constitute 58% of the total population. The county seat (Dayanzhen), concurrently the administrative seat of Lijiang Prefecture, is the political, economic and cultural centre of the county and prefecture.

The landscape in Lijiang is magnificent. With the 5,596-metre crest, the thirteen peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain flies in the sky like a dragon of glittering and translucent jade. Hutiaoxia (Tiger Leaping Gorge) is one of the deepest gorges in the world with a depth of 3,900 metres. The first bend of the Yangtze River is well known. The southbound, turbulent Changjiang River spreads wide and flows slowly to the north. In the Yufengsi Lamasery, the 10,000-Blossom camellia tree, about 500 years in age, stands loftily, giving forth over 20,000 blossoms a year. It is renowned as the Greatest Camellia Tree in the world.

The Black Dragon Pool (Yuquan Park) is attractive with a tranquil and clear pond reflecting the snowcapped mountains, a group of classic buildings like Deyuelou (Pavilion to Greet the Rising Moon), Wufenglon (Pavilion of Five Phoenixes) and a five-arched stone bridge and flower beds which exhibit beautiful flowers all the year round. The ancient town of Dayanzhen is remarkable for its excellent layout which conducts a limpid stream to the gate of every household, with weeping willows along it. It is a rare example of Chinese ancient architecture. The legendary Lugu Lake is crystal clear. Its shores are the habitat of the Mosuo people, who are regarded as ¡°living fossils" of the matriarchal society. Up to now the Mosuo people still keep their unique way of life. Men and women are not unitied by marriage, yet keeping a casual cohabitation relationship.

Lijiang Travel Attractions
Lijiang Baisha Murals
Black Dragon Pool
Ancient Town Of Lijiang
Dongba Culture
First Bend Of Yangtze River
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Laojunshan Mt.
Lashihai Lake
Lugu Lake
Naxi Ethnic People
Naxi Classical Music
Ten-Thousand-Camellia
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Yak Meadow
 
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