Chinese National Holiday is usually from Oct 1st to Oct 7th. This year, I spent the holiday in Yunnan, a province also known as the “South of the clouds”. Yunnan is a big tourist province, and I chose Lijiang and Dali as my destinations this time
Day 1 Chengdu-Lijiang Arrival
In the morning, I took a direct flight from Chengdu to Lijiang. After arrival at Lijiang Sanyi Airport, the Airport Shuttle Bus（RMB20） took me directly to the downtown area. Then I took a bus to check in my hotel which was not far from Lijiang Ancient Town (Dayan Ancient Town). After a short break and late lunch, I went for a stroll in the beautiful Ancient Town.
Day 2 Lijiang-Dali-Lijiang (Group tour)
In the early morning, I head to the gathering point to meet our driver and guide. After 2.5 hours’ driving, I arrived in Dali and took a relaxing boat trip on the vast Erhai Lake. And I also tried the Three-Course Tea of the Bai ethnic minority.
After that, I visited Butterfly Spring, a symbol of eternal and faithful love.
The last stop was Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, the landmark of Dali with a history of over 1800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake.
Day 3 Dali-Lijiang (Group tour)
In the morning, I visited Dali Old Town. Dali Old Town is not as big as Lijiang Old Town, but still interesting. After that, I headed to Cangshan Mountain. Took a cable car up to the mountain, the scenery was very beautiful.
After the visit, I went back to Lijiang, and head to Shuhe Ancient Town for accommodation.
Day 4 Shuhe Ancient Town –Lijiang
Unlike Lijiang Ancient Town, Shuhe is less crowded. I got up early, and enjoyed the peaceful time here. In the afternoon, I took a taxi back to Lijiang downtown area.
Day 5 Lijiang
A free day in Lijiang before back to Chengdu. I spent the day buying souvenirs and trying local street food.
Day 6 Fly back to Chengdu
In the morning, I took the shuttle bus to the airport to catch my flight. The 6 days trip ended perfectly!
Tips for travelling to Yunnan:
- It’s better to prepare some warm clothes because of the large temperature difference between day and night. And bring rain gear with you, since the weather is changeable.
- Pay attention to the sun protection.
- There are many kinds of fruits here, and the price is reasonable. A good time to take vitamins!
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