7 Days China Yunnan Ecology
Tour: Viewing Birds In Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la
Tour Code: SYN_11
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Visit the Bamboo
Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.)
temple known for its Arhat statues, is the
most famous of Kunming's temples. The present
Bamboo temple was rebuilt in the Guangxu
Era (1833 to 1890).
- Lijiang (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
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 conserved.
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: The county town of Lijiang
is also called Dayanzhen, famous for its
scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed
by crystal-clear rivers and meandering cobbled
streets, it has a high research value and
is a treasure in the field of urban construction
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
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
- Shangri-La (Breakfast
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la.
On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge
and the First bend of the Yangtze River.
Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest
and narrowest gorges in the world.
First 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.
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: A typical Lama monastery.
Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four
kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a
monastery was first built here in 1679 and
has been rebuilt many times.
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.
- Kunming - Departure (Breakfast
Take morning flight
to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western
Hills, then visit Bird & Flower market.
Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
Hills: Located at the west bank of
Lake, is set in mountains well covered
by evergreen woods and filled with sweet
songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking.
Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple
Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Black Dragon Pool
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
First bend Yangtze River