Being the popular tourist destination that it is, there is no shortage of places to stay in Lijiang. If you've got your heart set on staying in one of Old Town's traditional Naxi style guesthouses, it pays to call ahead to book a room. During the peak travel season, rooms in these wooden hotels tend to fill up quickly due to their popularity with the backpacker crowd. The Mama Naxi Guesthouse [Gǔchéng Xiānggéyùn Kèzhàn, 古城香格韵客栈; (86 888) 510 7713], which has two locations in Lijiang Old Town and one in Dali Old Town, is a popular favorite among backpackers and also organizes tours to Tiger Leaping Gorge and other nearby hotspots.
For those with deeper pockets, 4 and 5 star options are available in the New City and the edges of Old Town like the Crowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town. These tend to be more convenient for transportation as the cobbled streets of Old Town are restricted to foot traffic only.
The Spruce Meadow (Yúnshān Píng, 云杉坪) is a large patch of grassland situated in the midst of virgin spruce forest on the eastern side of Yulong Xue Shan (Jade..
An impressive sight, especially with Black Dragon Pool in the foreground, Yulong Xue Shan (Yùlóngxuě Shān, 玉龙雪山), or "Jade Dragon Snow Mountain," is actually a..
Situated at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xue Shan, also known as Mt. Satseto), the Tibetan Buddhist Yufeng Lamasery (Yùfēng Sì, 玉峰寺) is farther north and more..
While Dali is no longer the somewhat off-the-beaten-path place it once was and Lijiang is a popular domestic and international tourist favorite, Tiger Leaping Gorge..