7 Days China Yunnan Ecology Tours:
Viewing Birds In Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la
Tour Code: YNT_14
||Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival, our guide will
pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Visit the Bamboo Monastery.
Monastery: The first temple dedicated to Zen Buddhism in Yunnan. It dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The present structure mostly dates from the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple's most outstanding artistic feature is the statues of the life-sized clay figures of 500 Arhats.
||Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, viewing the seagulls
in Green Lake, then visit the Flower & Bird Market
in the old part of Kunming city. Take flight from Kunming
to Lijiang in the afternoon, meet at Lijiang airport and
transfer to the Lashihai Lake, check in the 1 star Bird-viewing
Hotel by the side of the lake.
Lake: A scenically beautiful park inside the city.
Every winter, thousands of red-beaked sea gulls from the
north migrate to the scenically beautiful Green Lake Park.
Lake: A paradise of thousands of birds consisted of
57 species, a place where biodiversity has been effectively
|| Lijiang (Breakfast
Morning viewing birds in Lashihai
Lake, you have chance to see more than 50 kinds of birds
here. Afternoon visit the Lijiang Ancient Town which is
a world culture heritage.
Ancient Town: As one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in China, Lijiang Ancient Town has attracted many tourists from home and abroad. Different with other old towns, it has no city wall. Lijiang features with cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals flowing with water, swaying willow trees and gaily-hued blossoms and many buildings and structures are in styles of Ming and Qing dynasties. The people here are mainly from the Naxi ethnic group and you can still see many older women dressed in their traditional attire. They have an obvious passion for flowers, as almost every courtyard is a garden.
|| Lijiang (Breakfast
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
Baisha Muras, and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People.
Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed mountain is situated
some 15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks
resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands majestically
on the east side of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak,
Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above sea level, and
is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the Ming
Dynasty, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the Wanli
eras. They were originally distributed among the Juexiansi
Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell to ruins.
The remaining four temples have altogether 55 murals,
with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content.
Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a
repository of oral folk literature.
|| Lijiang - Shangri-La
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la. On the
way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend
of the Yangtze River.
Gorge: One of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges
in the world.
bend of the Yangtze River: The upper reaches of the
Yangtze River is named the Jinsha River, which originates
from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River flowed
southward along the Hengduan Mountain ranges and was forced
to the turn to north because of the Alpine movements which
caused changes in the earth's physiognomy. When the river
reaches Shigu Township, it makes an abrupt turn and flows
further northward, forming the rare V-shape bend.
|| Shangri-la (Breakfast
Viewing birds in Napahai Lake nature
reserve, including the black-necked cranes. In winter,
the lake is in fact a wetland, you can rent horses to
ride into the nearly-dried lake to view the countless
birds from a close distance. Afternoon, visit the Songzanlin
Lama Temple which was built under the instruction of the
5th Dalai Lama 300 years ago.
Lama Temple: Covering an area of 33 hectares, it is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan. The monastery was originally built in 1679, and the construction took two years. The monastery houses many treasured works of art: golden figures of Buddha josses, Tibetan lections, golden lamps, silver censers and many more. All of these arts are wonderful collections from dynasties.
Reserve: Napahai Nature Reserve is both an ideal grazing
field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of
birds. This is, in the true sense, a seasonal lake.
|| Shangri-la - Kunming
- Departure (Breakfast
Take morning flight to Kunming.
Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird
& Flower market. Transfer to the airport for your
departure, end of service.
Hills: The forest reserve on the west bank of the
Lake consists of the Huating and Taihan mountains.
This is a colossal natural forest reserve in the midst
of a lofty mountain range crisscrossed by babbling brooks
and gurgling streams. Ancient trees are adorned with
thick, lush foliage and birds chirp and flutter in the
green treetops. Near the top of the mountain, is the
Dragon Gate. Hacked from the cliff between 1781 and
1835 by a Taoist monk and co-workers, the Dragon Gate
is a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions.
Hotels For This Tour
||Green Lake Hotel
||New Era Hotel
||Guan Fang Hotel
||Wang Fu Hotel
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