Things to Do

Visit the mysterious Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the sacred mountain of Naxi ethnic minority, which is famous for its snow-capped peaks and magnificent momentum and attracts numerous adventure-lovers to pay a visit. This is the top things to do in Lijiang.


Location: Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Lijiang


Visit the Black Dragon Pool

The Black Dragon Pool is featured with gurgling brooks, surrounded peaks and mesmerizing landscape, which attracts uncountable travelers to pay a visit annually. This is also one of things to do in Lijiang travel.


Location: On the foot of Elephant Hill, north of the Lijiang Old Town


Enter into the yards of houses in Lijiang to appreciate the featured architectures in the old town

Residential dwellings in the old town are characterized by simple structure, distinctive layout and colorful decorations. In the yard, diverse plants are well dotted, which blends with the surroundings harmoniously.


Stand on the arched bridges to capture the panoramic view of old town's layout

The old town is freely structured, where dwellings, markets, roads, waterways and stone arched bridges are all reasonably scattered.


Hiking along the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is the regarded as the biggest gorge with the largest drop, which makes itself an ideal place for hiking.


Location: Northeast of Pannong County, Jade Dragon Autonomous Prefecture, Lijiang, Yunnan Province.


Watch the Impression Lijiang Performance

Impression Lijiang is a cultural show demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of the Naxi, Yi and Bai peoples living in Lijiang area. The performance takes the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as its natural backdrops, which is specifically designed to showcase the sacred mountains in Lijiang.


Watch the Baisha Murals

Basha murals are different in shapes, vivid in facial expressions, fine in workmanship and well-blended in colors, where Buddha, Taoism and Lamaism are harmoniously converged in Lijiang.


Eat the Sanwen Fish

Sanwen fish is a local specialty that you should not miss, which is featured with tender flesh and savory flavor. It is totally different from that of frozen fish that commonly eaten in our daily life.


Listen to Naxi Ancient Music at night

Naxi ancient music mixes literary lyrics, poetic topics, and musical styles and creates its own unique style, which is a must-have for Naxi culture discovery.