The Jade Snow Mountain is the sacred mountain of Naxi ethnic minority in Yunnan, and the patron saint of Nanxi people named Sanduo is the incarnation of Jade Dragon Mountain. Every year on February 8th in Chinese lunar calendar, Naxi people would celebrate Sanduo Festival greatly to show their admiration of Jade Snow Mountain and Sanduo Saint. Because of its high altitude of 5596 meters, Jade Dragon Mountain has not been conquered by now, which makes the mysterious legends about it particularly fascinating.
The Jade Dragon Mountain is the main attraction in the Big Jade Dragon Scenic Area, and there are still other attractions, such as Big Ropeway Area, Maoniuping Area, Yunshanping Area, Blue Moon Valley, Ganhai Lake, Dongba Valley, Yushui Village, Dongbafang Garden, impression of Lijiang performance and the like.
With the altitude of 4506 meters, the Big Ropeway is the highest peak of Jade Dragon Mountain, which is the nearest place to touch the layered snow and crystal glacier of the mountain. It is particularly suitable for travelers who scarcely see snow. Maoniuping area, 3800 meters high, is the second highest peak of Jade Dragon Mountain, where the view of 13 peaks on Jade Dragon Mountain would be captured, which is also the best place to see sunrise and wildflowers. It is a great paradise for photographers. Yunshanping area is the ideal place to see the flank of the mountain and primitive forest. It is also the place where many Naxi young people die for love. It is much suitable for those who are afraid of altitude sickness. Ganhai Lake, 2900 meter high, is a wide meadow eastern of the mountain, which is also a great place to appreciate the mysterious Jade Dragon Mountain. In spring and summer, diverse plants grow vibrantly and herdsmen nearby graze, which makes Jade Dragon Snow Mountain an off-the-beaten paradise.
Open Time: 9:30-16:00. Heading there ahead of time for waiting in queue is highly recommended. It is of high altitude, renting down coat is highly suggested if windy days occur.
Admission Fees: 225 RMB (included the mountain entery fees)
How to get to: Renting a car to get there, which costs about 120RMB per person.Take the bus No7 at the Red Sun Square to get there