Experience

Perched beneath Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Amandayan is a gateway to the ancient heritage of Lijiang and the region’s bewitching natural beauty

Lijiang Adventure Experiences

Panoramic views from Amandayan take in a range of opportunities for exploration: the centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage-protected Old Town, the patchwork fields of the surrounding villages, and the snow-capped summits of the peaks that define the horizon. A remarkable combination of cultural and natural wonders, Lijiang marks the changing seasons with a number of lively Nakhi festivals. 
 
 

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain towers above Amandayan and Lijiang, one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse massifs   

Climb by cable car to 4,506 metres for majestic views of snow-capped peaks and a unique combination of flora and fauna 

 

The majestic Tiger Leaping Gorge spans the Jinsha River and is home to hiking trails of exceptional beauty

Enjoy a fresh-air trek amid the splendour of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain in picturesque Yunnan

 

THE NARROW COBBLESTONE LANES OF DAYAN - LIJIANG’S OLD TOWN - ARE CRISSCROSSED BY PICTURESQUE CANALS AND BRIDGES

Home to traditional artisans, the Old Town is also the site of Mu Mansion, the former residence of the Nakhi family that ruled the city for centuries

 

Originally built in 1725, Wenchang Palace was once a home for scholars during the Qing Dynasty

In the adjacent Twin-Stone Garden don’t miss the large waterwheel and intricate bas-relief

 

Nearby villages Shuhe and Baisha, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are repositories of Nakhi culture, from 15th-century Qinglong Bridge to the vibrant Baisha murals

Peaceful Yuhu offers a still more bucolic interpretation of Nakhi heritage, with handsome wooden houses surrounded by rice paddies 

 

Glimpse Jade Dragon Snow Mountains from the serene white marble bridge at Black Dragon Pool Park, one of the Lijiang’s premier panoramas of the massif 

Nearby Elephant Hill is home to a blossom-strewn path and an octagonal pavilion on top with 360-degree views of Lijiang

 

AMONG THE PICTURESQUE NEARBY VILLAGES, BAOSHAN IS UNIQUE FOR ITS TRADITION OF CREATING HOUSES AND FURNITURE FROM STONE

Cascading down the hillside toward the Jinshajiang River, the 13th-century village is still home to around 100 families

 

The walled old city of Dali has history stretching back to the 8th century, including traditional homes and architecture from the Bai culture 

Stop by the local Friday market at Shaxi, set between Lijiang and Dali, for a glimpse into a forgotten era 

 

The improbable beauty of Shangri-La rises from amid endless grasslands, azure lakes and steep canyon walls

Home to the renowned Tibetan monastery Ganden Sumtseling, the city’s history extends back more than a millennium

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