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Lijiang Travel Tips | Updated: 2012-10-18 10:32

Lijiang Travel Tips

Different time could enjoy different scenery in Lijiang. In winter, it’s a good time to watch sun in Meli Snow Mountain. During March, the shrub azalea is blooming. the grass sea in Lugu lake is beautiful in June and July. Lashi Lake is a good place to experience ancient tea route in spring and summer and watch migrant bird in autumn.

1. In Lijiang, you need to wear sunglasses and smear sun block for long-time open field activities since the sunlight and ultraviolet rays are very strong. Photograph lovers should also try to avoid taking photos at high noon. In addition, although Lijiang is located in North area, the air is dry especially in autumn and winter. Bring the moisturizers or some cosmetics with moisturizing function are necessary.

2. Strenuous exercises and drinking alcohols are not suitable in Snow Mountains. Reaction to high altitude can be avoided by eating more vegetables and fruits and some essential medicines should be prepared. For the old and the weak who have hypertension,coronary disease or heart disease, climbing up the snow mountain is not appropriate.

3. Going hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge, you need to prepare the complete equipment and medicines etc.. It’s better to go there with a group.

4. Please respect the life and belief of local ethnical minorities and avoid conflicts with local people.

5. Almost every village has streams originated from the melt water in Snow Mountains, which is the main source of the direct drinking water for local residents. If you are thirsty, do not drink the spring water like natives, which could probably lead to diarrhea. In Lijiang, you’d better drink the boiled water or bring the drinking water for yourself.

6. When walking in forest, please note to fasten your shoestrings and trousers legs and wear scarfs. If leech flies on your skin, make it drop by patting slightly instead of catching. Moreover, keep watch on beehives and do not frighten them.

7. Yunnan food is spicy. If you cannot stand it, you need tell the canteen in advance. Cross-bridge rice noodle is worth tasting.

8. To experience the authentic ancient town, it’s better to live in inns in Lijiang town.

9. Off-season is the best time to visit Lijiang since lijiang should have not been that bustling. Besides, hotels and shops have many discounts during that period

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