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To say it was an epic journey to Lijiang, is an understatement! Over 30 hrs of travelling by train is bad enough, but when you add becoming ill with the flu to the mix, it makes it a hellish affair. Libby had been ill in Chengdu, and more through the fault of the air conditioning than her, it spread! The first train was a 19hr 3 tier sleeper, which …
We left Chengdu yesterday for Kunming, we had an overnight sleeper, and as was expected, we all had a top bunk, for some reason everyone decided my bunk would be the place to store all the bags, things changed when I moved them; there were a few disgruntled people
We were on the train from 1pm until 8am the …
Lijiang is a maze of cobbled streets, rickety wooden buildings and canals.
Very easy to get lost, which we did, wandering through the lanes and alleys lined with stalls making and selling beautiful handcrafts and knick-knacks.
I love coming to a new place and seeing all the different styles of street foods, here they call them Naxi snacks. One style ...
... many tourists...
What a touristy town
The first line in our Lonely Plant article on Lijiang summarizes it quite well as follows: "How popular is this forgotten place, that it is so overcrowded?". The little city is visited by about five million!! tourists each year. Even during our visit in late November (i.e. off-season), hundreds of tourists (western as well as many Chinese) streamed through the little ...
... does offer amazing views (sometimes very, very close to the edge).
It takes two days to hike all the way through the gorge if one wants to enjoy the views and create the mandatory photo-documentation :-). A few guest houses on the way are offering some basic but helpful accommodation, with great views as well. By the way, the name Tiger Leaping Gorge originates from a legend which says that once upon a time a tiger jumped from one of the rocks in the river ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCarnation Hostel Lijiang
Ordered food for dinner, it never arrived, ordered breakfast, waited 1 1/2 hours, that never arrived, I think the place is run by idiots, or the local retard center
If you want to eat anything, dont bother coming here, you will starve
They got a couply of yappy dogs here as well, they should end up in a cook pot, very soon
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