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Located on the plain north of Lìjiāng, Báishā was the capital of the Naxi kingdom until Kublai Khan made it part of his Yuan empire (1271–1368). Now, it's known as a centre of Naxi embroidery; you'll see examples of local handiwork throughout the village.

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$93 Outdoor Activities

Private Cycling Tour: Jade Dragon Village and Baisha Village

Your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the morning.  You will be take a private ride for about 20 minutes to get get your bicycle. Then, start your bicycle tour experience towards north direction where you will see many farms and villages passing by. In two hours bicycle, you will get to the first stop - Jade dragon village.The Jade dragon Village is at the base of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, hence for the origin of the name.The whole village covers an area over 4.6 square kilometers with a latitude over 1540 meters.The average temperature is around 16.3℃.Planting grains, vegs and flowers are main business for locals. This village is a very tranquil place since it's not a hot spot for tourists. Riding through village, you will see a large meadow for feeding local sheep, horse and cattle. In April and May, there are many beautiful wild flowers in the meadow.You will enjoy your lunch in Baisha village which is located 10 kilometers far from north of Lijiang Old Town. It's facing Jade Dragon Mountain in north. Due to the white sand on the ground, the Village got the name “Baisha” in Chinese. You will see the delicate arched bridges, azure blue sky, and cozy warm sunshine in Baisha village. Sitting along the street and enjoying the sunshine will be a terrific experience for you. Baisha village is the cradle for Naxi culture.You can also visit the Naxi local home to experience the life, culture and history from an old kind Naxi doctor there if you are lucky.Around 3:00pm, you will return back by bicycle, and be transferred back to your hotel.

$470 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 Days Yunnan Charming Old Town Tour

Day 1: Kunming - Dali In the morning, your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Kunming and drive you to Dali; you’ll meet your Dali tour guide upon your arrival. After resting for a while, you will proceed to explore the old history of this famous Dali Old Town. Optional today is a cruise on Erhai Lake from where you can enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from far as well as lots of birds flying over the lake. Then head to Jinsuo Island. In the evening, you can enjoy your free time in the Old Town.Day 2: Dali - ShaxiOn the next morning we take you to visit Zhoucheng. Visit Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and discover their distinctive culture. After lunch, you will drive to Shaxi with the beautiful farmlands and ethnic villages on the way. First of all, you will take a visit to Shibao Mountain for a short hiking, Drive to Shaxi and check in your hotel.Then,enjoy your afternoon.Day 3: ShaxiToday, you will hike with your tour guide and experience the ancient Tea and Horse Trading Route. We will hike along the village of Maping Guan, an extraordinary holdover from the old Horse and Trade period.Then you will come back to Sideng Market, you can relax and take your leisure time in this quiet town.Day 4: Shaxi - Shangri-LaAfter a tasty local breakfast, say goodbye to your Dali tour guide. Your driver will take you to Tiger Leaping Gorge where your next tour guide will already await you. The guide will first take you to visit gorge; After that get driven to Shangri-La; take a visit to the Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Day 5: Shangri-La - LijiangIn the morning, we visit Dukezong Tibetan Ancient Town and climb up to the top of Tortoise Hill (Gui Shan), After that, we visit a Tibetan family. After lunch, say goodbye to your Shangri-La tour guide and drive back south to Lijiang. On the way, we stop over at the First Bend of the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery. Meet your Lijiang tour guide at your Lijiang hotel.Day 6: LijiangIn the morning, visit the Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. Then take a visit to the Jade Lake Village. It situated at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. You'll stroll through this quiet village and experience the local people’s life. After lunch, we pay a visit to a local Naxi family in Baisha and visit the Baisha Mural afterwards. Day 7: DepartureThe last day of the tour has come. Enjoy your free time in Lijiang's Old Town during the morning. Your driver and tour guide will drop you off at the airport or train station from where you can approach your next destination

$186 Cultural & Theme Tours

1-Day Naxi Culture and Mountain Tour in Lijiang

After breakfast your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Lijiang ancient town or a meeting point if the car cannot enter the small streets of Lijiang ancient town. We will first drive you to the Black Dragon Pool. Enjoy one of the most iconic views in China of the impressive Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background of a beautiful traditional Chinese garden. Right next to the park, you will find the Dongba Museum, where you can learn more about the unique matriarch Naxi minority culture, a culture very distinct from any other ethnic minority culture in China. Afterwards we will head to Baisha village, which is the birth place of Chieftain Mu, whose 22 generations spanning over 470 years once ruled Lijiang. In this village you can enjoy well-preserved historical buildings and murals depicting older times and the prosperous Mu-clan. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is China’s most southern all year-round snow-capped mountain. The Yak meadow is home to the Yi and Tibetan people. With yaks in the foreground of the snowy mountain in a changing landscape every season, this place is a true paradise for photographers. Near the end of the day we will admire the azure turquoise waters of the Blue Moon Valley and walk around the crystal lakes. Afterwards we will bring you back to Lijiang ancient town.

$298 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Lijiang Trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha, Longquan Village with Lunch

Your tour guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel at about 8:30am. You will first be guided to see the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which is about 40-minute drive away from the city of Lijiang. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches 22 miles (35 kilometer) from north to south with around 597 square miles (960 square kilometers) of snow-capped area. It has the southernmost glacier in northern Hemisphere. The main peak of the mountain is 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) above sea level and looks like a gigantic dragon clad in white snow all year round. You will have access to it by cable way. Then, you will visit Baisha village, which is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Lijiang City. Its unique characters and precious historical artifacts, particularly the mural, attract visitors from both China and abroad. An authentic Chinese lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch break, you will visit Naxi ethnic minority in Longquan Village to experience their lifestyle and culture. Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel where this tour concludes.