Any journey to explore Yunnan province is indispensable for an important place: the ancient Lijiang town. This is a popular destination that attracts both locals and foreigners, mainly due to the diversity of culture, ancient architecture and stunning views. Just one day in Lijiang, you will go through all kinds of emotions from peaceful to romantic, from fierce to glorious but not everywhere. Just one trip is enough to remember and remember a lifetime because Lijiang is beyond imagination.

What is the most beautiful season to Lijiang?

Lijiang is beautiful in all 4 seasons, with a more beautiful landscape than the pictures, so going to Lijiang every season is beautiful, as long as you can withstand the characteristic cold winter. The most beautiful and easiest time to go is the summer when the flowers bloom jubilantly, it is sunny but there is snow in the mountains, the air is cool, the flowers bloom everywhere. And Lijiang is so beautiful and gentle.

Lijiang Citadel - entered a dreamland far away

The narrow alleys of the old town and the cobblestone pavement add to the old sense of tranquility that makes you feel like you're in a movie in the Qing Dynasty. Over nearly a thousand years of history, the architecture of the houses here still retain the ancient features of the architectural blend of the Han, Bach, Tibetan and indigenous Tay people imprinted on each house and the houses. bridge. Nice and peaceful in the scenery of every block, every street, every small corner but also crowded with joy in daily activities of people and visitors.

Lijiang retains the charm and beauty of an ancient Chinese town due to careful care and preservation despite the massive commercialization process. It was not wrong that Lijiang was affectionately referred to as the "Venice of the East" with the canal system from the Ngọc Hà River meandering softly like a veil of silk adorning wherever the flow passed. In the spring, shops and cafes are adorned with colorful flowers and streets filled with cherry blossom and plum trees. And in the summer, the golden sunshine softens in the cool green space of willow trees, where the clouds of sky are silhouetted with clear water and ancient mosses of each street corner.

As with any small town, the best way to explore the ancient town of Lijiang is to explore on foot to feel the ancient architecture completely. There is a small temple on the hill, where you can see the whole town with gray roofs and mountains as a background. The center of the town is Tu Phuong Square, from which the four main roads extend into four different directions, followed by countless winding winding alleys forming a network connecting all corners of the town. Lijiang's maze-like roads and alleys, combined with the weaknesses of navigation apps in China and the language barrier can make you spend most of your time ... finding your way because you get lost .

Tuyet Ngoc Long mountain - forever a faithful heart

10 minute walk from the old town you will come to Heilong Lake, this is a small lake with a marble bridge and a colorful temple where you can see the Ngoc Long Snow Mountain - the highest mountain in the area. Visiting this mountain is one of the main attractions outside the old town.

Bearing a mythical name, the snow-covered mountain resembles a silvery white dragon when viewed from afar with the eternal ice gleaming in emerald green. The mountain stretches 35 km from North to South with the highest peak reaching a height of 5596 meters called Phien Tu Dau. Across the mountain is the famous Tiger Dance Area that challenges climbers. Next to the snowy mountain is Lam Nguyet lake with wonderful blue water. To see the mountain, you will go by a small 2-way cable car to visit the four seasons of Van Tam Binh season, admire the vast Cam Hai Tu steppe by the Bach Thuy Ha river.

 Heilong Dam Park - lost in a fairyland yet

There are a number of architectural works from the Qing Dynasty such as Long Than Tu, Dac Nguyet Lau, Toa Thuy Bridge, Ngoc Hoang Cac and Ngu Phong Lau. The most famous is the scenery of Ngoc Long snow mountain casting shadows on the lake, which is the perfect frame for the couple's wedding photos.

To the north of the park is the Lijiang Cultural Museum, built in 1984, where research and storage of Dong Ba cultural artifacts are stored.

Bach Sa village - where the smooth life rhythm flows

Two places you should not miss if you want to learn about Naxi people are the ancient villages of Bach Sa and Thuc Ha. These two places are much quieter and more peaceful than the old town of Lijiang.

And Bach Sa village is where you can witness the true peaceful life of the Naxi people and learn about their culture - which was the center of the Naxi people before they moved to Lijiang in the late 14th century. The village is located at the foot of Tuyet Mountain, about 8km north of Le Giang town. You can wander around to see the beautiful courtyard and the friendly smiley faces with a slow way of life, all like rushing or hustle never visiting here. If you're a fan of artwork, Mu Family's local small embroidery school is worth a visit. There are many art shops run by local artists scattered around Bach Sa village. The village is famous for embroidery and wall paintings.

Lijiang at night - glorious for a moment

If the day of Lijiang is attractive with the serene beauty where time settles under the shimmering sun, then at night, we will be surprised to discover a very strange perspective on Lijiang sparkling full of life with music and instrumental music from the bars. When the sunset falls, Lijiang is magical in the lights. The streets are more crowded, the voices and laughter make the space more lively, the influx of people makes Le Giang momentarily catch up with the modern. Then, when the night ends, it will return to the old-fashioned simplicity of an ancient time.

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