This morning take a walk in Shaxi village, then drive to Lijiang via Jianchuan old town.
Lijiang, or “Beautiful River,” was so named by Kublai Khan in 1254. This rugged and isolated town, nestled at just under 2,440 meters (8,000 feet), is in a broad valley that ascends from 2,286 meters (7,500 feet) in the south to 3048 meters (10,000 feet) in the northwest. Walk down narrow cobblestone streets, lined with canals of clear mountain water and weeping willows, meander through the old city, breached occasionally by decorative arched bridges, unchanged since the Yuan Dynasty when the town was founded.
Explore Lijiang Old Town with your guide.