Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day offers sightseeing of the Dragon
Gate in Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake.
Gate: It consists of the Sanqing Temple
Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex,
located in the Western Hills, it's 15 km
west of Kunming City, close to the west
shore of the Dianchi
Lake. The scene is well noted for its
dangerousness and uniqueness.
Drive to Lunan County which
takes 2 hours and explore the Stone Forest. In
the afternoon, return to Kunming.
Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming,
it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone
peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some
270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical
example of karsts topography covering an area
of 400 square kilometers and including both large
and small forest as well as many other scenic
- Dali (Breakfast
Take flight to Dali
in the morning. Today we will have a cruise
on Lake Erhai, visit the old town of Dali,
villages of local Bai
People and their typical building in
Xizhou Town, then visit the local Tie-dying
in Zhoucheng and the Three pagodas in Chongshen
Lake: The second largest lake in Yunnan
Province, a fresh water lake in the Yunnan
Plateau at an elevation of 1972 metres,
with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Historically, it was a military fortress
of Nanzhao Kingdom and a temporary palace
of the King of Nanzhao. Because of its favourable
geographical situation, the town used to
be a commercial centre.
Old Town: A historically and culturally
famous city of China, is renowned for her
historical interest, and an important pass
of the ancient "Silk Route of the South".
pagodas: Wonders of Dali, consists of
three pagodas erected during the Wudai Period
(907-979 A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom. The
Three Pagodas are representation of the
ancient architectural and cultural arts
of the Bai nationality.
|| Dali -
Drive to Lijiang.
On the way stop at Xinhua village where
the Bai Ethnic People are famous for making
silver articles. Arrive Lijiang, visit Sifangjie Street in Dayan Old Town.
Old Town: Built in the late Song dynasty
(960-1279 A.D.) and the early Yuan dynasty
(1206-1368 A.D.), Lijiang is a Historical
and Cultural Heritage in China and it has
been included in the World Cultural Heritage.
Lijiang is also the center of the Naxi people,
a relatively small minority group with a
Visit the Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, Ganhaizi, Yufeng Temple,
Baisha Fresco, the Ancient Shuhe Village
of Naxi people.
Dragon Snow Mountain: It's 4,000 meters
above sea level, the highest peak Shanzidou,
5,569 meters high, together with the other
13 peaks which run 35 kilometers from the
south to the north, look like a giant crystal
jade dragon and thus get the name.
Temple: Built in the last year of the
Kangxi Period of the Qing dynasty, it is
one of the five important Lamaist temples
Fresco: It was made from 1385 to 1619,
employing the eclectic artist energies of
Chines Daoist , Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists
and local dongba shamans.
- Shangri-la (Zhongdian) (Breakfast
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la.
On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and
the First bend of the Yangtze River.
First Bend of the Yangtze River: Yangtze River
flows from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
eastward across southwest, central and eastern
China before emptying into sea at Shanghai. About
44 miles outside of Lijiang, unusual geological
phenomenon forces the Yangtze to make a sudden
V-shaped bend and flow to the northeast. The area
at the river's bend features wide flow of water,
green river water and green willows on both sides
of the river. It is the best place to enjoy the
Gorge: The gorge is located on the way from
Lijiang to Shangri-La, lying between Haba Snow
Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is
one of the deepest canyons of the world, famous
for its majesty and grotesquery. At the narrowest
spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth
of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level.
The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains,
with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is
an ideal place for those who love hiking. There
are three routes for hiking. One can start from
Hutiaoxia Town along the river to Daju in Lijiang
County, or go upstream from Daju. The third route
sets out from Hutiaoxia Town to Hetaoyuan and
is 28 km in length.
Lamasery, the Pudacuo Scenic region (including
Shudu Lake, Bita Lake resort and Xiaji Resort.)
Bitahai Lake: Covering an area of 390 acres, it is one of the highlights in Potatso National Park. The lake is surrounded by dense forest which is scattered with azaleas. Bitahai Lake is very limpid and abundant in fish resources. There is a small wooded island in the center of the lake. Visitors can take a boat to go ashore the island
Lamasery: Originally built in 1679, it is a massive typical Lama monastery with traditional Tibetan architectural style. The roofs of the temple are gilded copper, making the whole complex look much grand and magnificent. There are more than 700 Tibetan Buddhist monks living in the temple; and it houses many precious art works accumulated from the past dynasties.
- Deqen (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Drive from Shangri-la
to Deqen, 110km, visit the Flying temple
on the way.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Mingyong
Glacier at Meili Snow Mountain. Drive from
Deqen to Shangri-la.
Snow Mountain: Towering like a pyramid
is located about 10km west of Deqing City
in Diqing Prefecture. As the sun rises in
the east, the snow-mountain looks splendid,
draped in gold. Low altitude modern glaciers,
can be found in this area, of particular
interest to those engaged in geological
research. Under Kawageber Peak, Mingyuchia
Glacier and Sichia Glacier stretch down
to the forest at an elevation of 2,700 meters;
this area is accessible. However, the highest
peak, Kawageber Peak some 6,740 meters above
sea level, is still a "virgin peak",
untouched till now. Mountaineers from China,
Great Britain, the US, and Japan have failed
to conquer the peak over the years. In 1991,
17 mountaineers from China and Japan trying
to conquer the peak lost their lives on
- Kunming - Departure
After breakfast, take flight to Kunming.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the
Qiongzhu Temple and the Flower-Bird Market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
Temple: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Verdant old trees surround the temple and the peaks are always curled up by cloud and mist. The most impressive features in this temple are the 500 Arhat sculptures. Compared with Bodhisattvas, Arhats look more like human beings than Gods, and therefore they are popular among the common people and monks.
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Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain
Dali Ancient City
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Spring Park:
Lijiang Ancient Town