Dali, Lijiang: escaping city smog

Lijiang (File Photo)

Dali (File Photo)

Dali and Lijiang

Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake in Dali, Yunnan Province, are dreamy destinations for every tourist. Although hiking in Cangshan Mountain requires a lot of energy since the altitude is about 3,500 to 4,000 meters, the landscape in the area is absolutely worth it. Clean, flowing streams and ancient temples mark the area. A 5.5 kilometer, 30-minute cable car ride is another alternative.

Spending several hours on a boat tour of Erhai Lake is relaxing. The blue lake, blue sky and green mountains form a peaceful scene, and there is nothing more delicious than fresh fish from the lake.

It is about a four-hour ride from Dali to Lijiang. If the weather allows, a trip to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The mountain, which has a glacier on top, exudes beauty. During sunny days, sunshine paints the mountain peak golden, while the Blue-Moon Valley under the mountain glitters like a sapphire. Halfway up the mountain, the warm Spruce Meadow is an ideal place for a walk.

After your return from the snow mountain area, check out the bars and restaurants in the ancient town. Lijiang is a good place for preserved ribs, tongue, grilled matsutake mushrooms, pea jelly and grilled rice cakes.

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