Lijiang

The forgotten kingdom

Fact sheet
Chinese Name
丽江
Location
Yunnan province, China
Classification
Prefecture-level city
Altitude
2,400m
Climate
Mild subtropical highland climate

What is Lijiang?

Lijiang was originally ‘discovered’ by backpackers well before domestic tourism developed. While massively popular now among Chinese tourists, the greater area still offers rarely visited gems of natural beauty, and boasts a cultural history different from any other place in China.

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