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Lijiang is a popular tourist destination in Yunnan Province. Lijiang City includes one district (Old Town District) and four counties (Yongsheng County, Huaping County, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, and Ninglang Yi Autonomous County). Lijiang Old Town is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Location and topography of Lijiang

Lijiang City lies in the northwestern part of Yunnan Province. It covers an area of 21,200 sq. km and it is about 248 miles (400 km) northwest of Kunming.

Climate in Lijiang

Lijiang belongs to a temperate plateau and mountain monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of about 60.8ºF (16ºC). Without distinctive four seasons, Lijiang is touristy all the year round. However, considering the difference in temperature in day and night, it’s advisable to take some clothes.

Transportation in Lijiang

By Air
Lijiang Airport is situated about 17.4 miles (28 km) to the south of Lijiang City. At present, flights using Lijiang Airport connect Lijiang with many cities, such as Kunming, Xishuangbanna, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Guiyang. However, most visitors prefer to fly to Kunming first, and then get to Lijiang by air or by long-distance bus.

By Bus
There are four bus stations in Lijiang: Lijiang Transport Service Center Bus Station, Lijiang Tourism Bus Station, Lijiang Express Bus Station, and Lijiang Guluwan Bus Station. They run buses to Kunming, Dali, Shangri-La, Daju, Xiaguan, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lugu Lake, and Panzhihua.

Travel & Sightseeing in Lijiang

Lijiang is famous for its well-preserved ancient buildings and the special Naxi culture. Every ethnic group in Lijiang has their own special festival, such as the Naxi people's Sanduo Festival and the Yi people's Torch Festival. Apart from the interesting Chinese ethnic cultures, natural sceneries in Lijiang are certainly other highlights. Lijiang Old Town may astonish visitors with its antique atmosphere while other attractions inspire them by breathtaking landscapes: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, the First Bend of the Yangtze River, Lugu Lake, etc. It is really hard to count out of all the attractions. Besides, how can words truly explain the beauty? The only way is to go and see.

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