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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

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Introduction to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (丽江玉龙雪山)

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain also known as Yulong Snow Mountain is located in Yunnan province and is an absolute must see sight for those who visit Lijiang City of Yunnan Province. The mountain is made up of 13 peaks with the mountain range stretching 35 kilometers and the Naxi minority of Lijiang considers the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to be the holy scared mountain. 

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain park is a beautiful scenic area with its variant temperature across different areas you can experience different views such as the blossom of spring, breathtaking canyons and unbelievable glaciers. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is your one stop location for a spectacular sightseeing trip. 

Yulong Snow Mountain lies between E 100 4’ 2” ~ 100 16’30” and N 7 3’2” ~ 27 18’ 57”, and the scenic area covers 415 km2. With snow covered all the year, the main peak, Shanzidou is at the altitude of 5,596 m. The temperate maritime glaciers on the Asia-Europe Continent which is nearest to the equator shapes here.

Yulong Snow Mountain is called “Olu” in Naxi Language, which means silver rocks. It’s covered with snow all the year around and 13 stretching snow peaks look like a flying dragon, so is called “ Jade Dragon”. And because the mountain lithology is mainly made up of limestone and basalt, it is also called “ Black-White Snow Mountain”. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the avatar of Naxi guardian and god “Sanduo” in Legend, is a holy mountain of Naxi people.

   
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Location

Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, 20 kilometers off Lijiang Ancient Town in Southwestern China's Yunnan Province.

   
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Main Sights

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Spruce meadow, Baishui River, Glacier Park, Blue Moon Valley, Tiger Leaping Gorge

   
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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 9:30am~4:00pm

Admission Fee:

Entrance fee: CNY 130

Impression Lijiang Show: CNY 190

Protection Fare of the Old Town: CNY 80

Visiting Time: One day to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain; two days for Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking.

Best Time to Visit: November to early May

   
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Transportation 

Take public bus from Lijiang downtown

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Ski Resort is suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers who could adapt to the high altitude.

2. The altitude is high in snow mountain so had better to carry a down jacket while encountered strong wind weather.


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