Lijiang

Town:Lijiang
Location: > > Yunnan
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Top Descriptions

Lijiang is a bustling tourist town in the northern reaches of Yunnan province in south-western . Some prefer not to linger here too long due to its popularity, but if you are considering staying for a few days then there is plenty on offer. Much of the historic downtown area is pedestrian free, with generally beautiful architecture on offer and plenty of accommodation and dining options. What’s more, there are many beautiful viewpoints on offer of the city, some of which offer glimpses of impressive snowy mountains
 
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Top Tips

Consider staying somewhere in the maze of alleyways that make up the . There are much more dining and accommodation options here than in other parts of the city, and much more English being used too.
Don’t forget to visit for those archetypal views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山).
If you’re in the area and like hiking, you’ll no doubt be pressing on to complete the or something similar. This is a fantastic and not-too-strenuous hike, and the trail starts not too far from Lijiang.
Lijiang sits at over 2,000m of elevation, so be prepared for it to be cooler than other parts of Yunnan.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:丽江市
Also known as:Lì jiāng
 
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Environment type:hill, lake, river, mountain, snow, stream
Location type:town, urban, rural, village
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Average daily budget:CNY295

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:3 nights
High season:September, October
Low season:November, December

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:5
Travel time to attractions:25 minutes
Travel time to next location:4 hours
 
Altitude:2,438m
Population:1244769
Size:21,219 km2

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
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Milk1 litreCNY17
Oil1 litreCNY21
Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreCNY80
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Water1 litreCNY3.50
Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
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Wine1 bottleCNY49
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Almonds100gCNY18
Apples1kgCNY14
Bananas1kgCNY10
Bell pepper1kgCNY6
Bread1 loafCNY8
Carrots1kgCNY6
Chillies1kgCNY10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
Cucumber1kgCNY8
Eggs1 dozenCNY14
Garlic1kgCNY12
Ginger1kgCNY11
Honey1 jarCNY27
Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
Jam1 jarCNY6.82
Onions1kgCNY2
Oranges1kgCNY26
Pasta1kgCNY17
Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
Peanuts100gCNY13
Potatoes1kgCNY5
Raisins100gCNY4.20
Rice1kgCNY8
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kgCNY6
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Conditioner1 bottleCNY25
Condoms1 packCNY8.20
Deodorant1 canCNY22
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Hand sanitizer1 bottleCNY8.80
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Razors1 packCNY24
Sanitary towels1 packCNY9
Shampoo1 bottleCNY21
Soap1 barCNY3.60
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitCNY2.10
Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
Washing powder1 boxCNY8.50
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Antiseptic cream1 tubeCNY13
Bandages1 packCNY6.50
Chapstick1 unitCNY8
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packCNY2.50
Ibuprofen1 packCNY3
Mosquito repellent1 bottleCNY14
Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 packCNY4.80
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Batteries4-packCNY27
Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
Coriander100gCNY23
Cumin100gCNY21
Fuel1 litre
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Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unitCNY1
Matches1 packCNY0.50
Paprika100gCNY21
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Turmeric100gCNY24
Stock1 packCNY5.50

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