A Guide to Visiting Lijiang in the Yunnan Province

Rachel Meets China

With winding streets filled with colorful umbrellas and glowing lanterns, Lijiang feels like a dream! Located in the northern Yunnan Province, Lijiang is a fantastic destination to visit if you want to experience local Yunnan culture and cuisine. It’s also a great in-between stop if you plan to travel to other places in Yunnan like Shangri-la and Tiger Leaping Gorge.


Before visiting Lijiang I had just traveled to two small Chinese villages – Furong in the Hunan Province and Xijiang in the Guizhou Province – so Lijiang was a nice place to relax, shop, and enjoy beautiful rooftop views!


Where To Stay in Lijiang

The main attraction of Lijiang is the Lijiang Old Town, so it is best to stay near that area of the city. You can either stay inside the old town itself, or the area right outside of it. If you stay outside the old town I…

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