Showing posts from July, 2018

Blue Moon Valley, Lijiang

Take a through bus at Yuhe Parking Lot near the northern gate of Lijiang Old Down. You can buy the ticket in Tourist Service Center at the northern end of Lanhua Street, opposite Tianyu Hotel. The bus leaves for the Snow Mountain at 8.30pm and returns at 4.30pm; the bus fare costs CNY40 per person.Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is 22 kilometers (14 miles) away from Lijiang Old Town. You can charter a minibus at a charge of CNY200~300 for a round-trip; a one-way trip should take around 40 minutes.Upon arrival, take a sightseeing bus at the visitors' center near the gate of the scenic area to the valley; the fare is CNY20. Other spots inside like Spruce Plateau, Yak Plateau, and Glacier Park Cable Car Terminus can also be accessed by sightseeing bus.You can also signed up for any local tour agencies which you can find at Lijiang Old Town. You can compare for the best price especially when you have a larger group. Please watch out of "shopping tour". You can ask to clarify. Usua…

Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang

Daily shuttle buses depart from Lijiang Ancient City to Shuhe Ancient Town, a great convenience for travelers.Visitor also can take a taxi there, which takes about 20 minutes, or they can bike, which takes about 1.5 hours.Take bus 11 to Shuhe Lukou station.Take bus 6 to Shuhe Shangcun Wenmingcun station.*NOTE*: If you entering from the main entrance, there is an entrance fee of CNY40. If you enter from other entrance, it is free.

Lashi Lake (Lashihai), Lijiang

Take bus 31 or 32 from Lijiang Old Town to Shidi Gongyuan. You need to pay an entrance fee of CNY20 if you are coming here by yourself.Hire a car to Lashi Lake. The car trip takes about 30 minutes and the fare is around CNY 30 to 50.For hiring a car, you are advised to order directly from the owner of the hostel, or book with a reliable local tour agency. Their services usually include the car to the lake, horse riding and bird viewing tours. Booking with them directly will save money and avoid you being cheated.Just like what I did was signing up with a tour agency for a price of CNY200/pax which includes 1 hour horse ride, lunch and 1 hour canoeing. 

Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan

From Kunming:Flight: Take plane from Changshui Airport. It takes around 40mins. Upon arrival, visitors can take airport shuttle bus to reach Lantian Hotel in the downtown area. Bus fare is around CNY 20. It takes around 30 minutes. Then they can walk around 1 kilometer (1,100 yards) to reach there. Or they can take bus no. 27 and get off at Zhongyi Guangchang. If taking a taxi from Lijiang Airport, taxi fare should be around CNY 80 to 100.Bus:Departure Point: West Bus StationDeparture Time: 9.30am - 9.00pmTicket Price: CNY184 / CNY202 / CNY217Duration: 8 hoursTrain:Take fast trains from Kunming Railway Station. It takes around 7 to 10 hours. Then change bus no. 16 to get off at Qixing Street Station, or bus no. 18 to White Dragon Square Station. It costs around CNY 40 by taxi.From Dali:Bus:Take bus from Tourist Bus Station near the South Gate of Dali Ancient Town, Dali North Bus Station or Dali Express Bus Station to Lijiang Bus Station in the Lijiang Old Town.You can buy the bus tick…