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Lijiang City, boasting one of the four great ancient cities in China - Lijiang Old Town, magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and a series of mysterious ethnic culture, fabulous sightseeing, etc., is one of the best travel destinations in Yunnan and whole China. Since a classic Lijiang tour usually covers more than 2 days with at least one night stay there, our this ultimate Where to Stay in Lijiang guide is going to let know about the best places to stay, best recommended hotels, and more useful planning ideas to help with your Lijiang tour planning! Let’s go!
Recommended Best Lijiang Tours:
For your Lijiang visit, there are mainly 5 best areas to stay benefiting your sightseeing and relaxation, which are Lijiang Old Town, Shuhe Old Town, Lijiang downtown, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lugu Lake area. Check the differences of each area to arrange your Lijiang accommodation.
Map of 5 Best Places to Stay in Lijiang
Staying in Lijiang Old Town is usually the top choice for people visiting Lijiang for the first time. Even famous nationally for diverse types of delicate inns and hostels with beautiful decoration and almost all great comfortable equipment and bedding articles, you can find a great accommodation there. Also, prices of most hotels and hostels in Lijiang Old Town are relatively good. Besides, rightly within the No.1 attraction in Lijiang, staying there in the old town is best to enjoy the life style of Naxi ethnic people against the modern jubilant night bars. However, some hostels may be a little lack of sound insulation and way finding is a little hard for independent travelers by themselves.
Recommended Accommodation at Lijiang Old Town:
● InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort (丽江和府洲际度假酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.276 Xianghe Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Anyu Dayan Hotel (安隅大研酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.52 Yigu Lane, Nanmen Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town (丽江古城英迪格酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.111 Xingwen Lane, Qiyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Liman Wenzhi No.1 Hotel (丽镘.文治一号度假酒店) (4 star)
Address: No.1-6 Wenzhi Lane, Wuyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Hexi Hotel, Lijiang (丽江易云砚酒店) (和玺酒店) (4 star)
Address: No.10 Guyou Lane, South Gate Square, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Ivy Garden Resort Hotel (丽江常春藤度假酒店 - 半山店) (4 star)
Address: No.57 Guangbi Lane, Guangyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Blossom Inn (Zhimeng) (丽江花间堂•植梦院) (4 star)
Address: No.97 Wenzhi Lane, Wuyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Lijiang Jinfu Hotel (丽江金府大酒店) (4 star)
Address: No.69, Lower Section Bayi, Qiyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Village Green Inn Guesthouse (丽江漫庭•绿杨里客栈) (3 star)
Address: No.21-1 Wensheng Lane, Wuyi Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang
Recommended Lijiang Tour:
▶ 5 Days Lijiang & Shangri-La Highlights Tour (Lijiang / Shangri-La)
Shuhe Old Town and the surrounding is another top favored place for staying in Lijiang, particularly if you are in high need of a quieter environment for a sound sleep. However, you can still feel the strong antique flavor of the typical old town in Lijiang region no matter by a short walk or just an admiration from your room window. Moreover, this place enjoys a closer distance to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain for your easier hug of pleasant nature. Apart from the ancient styled hostels and hotels with modern inner decoration to suit your daily habits, you can still find quite a lot advanced international brand resorts, starred hotels, boutique hotels, and so forth for a memorable accommodation experience of a holiday! Shuhe Old Town is about 8 driving distance from Lijiang Old Town and downtown, which usually needs 0.5 hour and is also convenient for your sightseeing in Lijiang!
Recommended Accommodation at Shuhe Old Town:
● Banyan Tree Lijiang (丽江悦榕庄) (5 star)
Address: No.1 Yuerong Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Songtsam Linka Hotel (丽江松赞林卡酒店) (5 star)
Address: Ciman Village, Shuhe Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Bivou (佖屋) (5 star)
Address: No.16 Zhonghe Village, Shuhe Old Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Arro Khampa by Zinc Journey Lijiang (丽江阿若康巴庆云庄园) (5 star)
Address: No. 11, Qingyun Village, Longquan Community, Shuhe Office, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Jinmao Hotel Lijiang In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt (丽江金茂凯悦臻选酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.8 Xiangjiang Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa (丽江铂尔曼度假酒店) (5 star)
Address: Entrance of Shuhe Old Town, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Lijiang Guanfang Hotel (丽江官房大酒店 - 旗店区店) (5 star)
Address: South side of Xianggelila Avenue, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● E-outfitting Boutique Hotel Lijiang (丽江首驿精品酒店) (4 star)
Address: No. 35, Qingyun Village, Longquan Community, Shuhe Office, Gucheng District, Lijiang
Recommended Lijiang Tour:
If you want to stay closer to the scenic attractions, transportation stops and supermarkets, arrange your accommodation at the downtown of Lijiang. Besides some international brand chains including Hilton, etc., there are a lot of standard starred hotels from 5 star to 3 star for your easy choice. The standard equipment, services, breakfast, etc. will surely meet your demands. Moreover, you can also find many other accommodations like budget inns, and boutique accommodation in the downtown.
Recommended Accommodation at Lijiang Downtown:
● Hilton Garden Inn (丽江实力希尔顿花园酒店) (4 star)
Address: No.1271, Xianggelila Avenue, Gucheng District, Lijiang
● Lijiang Sightseeing Aviation Hotel (云南航空丽江观光酒店) (4 star)
Address: No.910 Xianggelila Avenue, Gucheng District, Lijiang
Tiger Leaping Gorge in Lijiang and Shangri-La is also another must-visit place in a Lijiang or Shangri-La tour. And if your itinerary includes a Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking of more than 1 day, you need to stay in the middle way for releasing your body. Within this area, you can find some accommodations, and nearly all are inns and guesthouses. Therefore, environment and services are relatively lower than those in the city areas, however, hot water, Wi-Fi, bathroom, etc. are usually available at all inns. And some better choices even provide you the find position to admire Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the cool gorge from the room.
Recommended Accommodation at Tiger Leaping Gorge Area:
● Naxi Family Guesthouse (纳西雅阁客栈) (Inn)
Address: Zhongnuoyu Village, Changsheng Village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-La
● Tiger Leaping Gorge Tea-Horse Guesthouse (香格里拉虎跳峡茶马客栈) (Inn)
Address: Yongsheng Village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-La
● Tiger Leaping Gorge Zhongtu Inn (TA: Halfway Guesthouse) (香格里拉虎跳峡中途客栈) (Inn)
Address: Bendiwan Village, Yongsheng Village, Shangri-La
Recommended Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour:
For visitors planning an extensional trip to Lugu Lake at the northeast edge of Lijiang City, staying there for at least one night is needed, since Lugu Lake is about 105 kilometers away and usually takes about 4-5 hours from Lijiang Old Town by car driving. Villages around Lugu Lake offer some accommodation choices, however, the facilities and services usually cannot match those in Lijiang City and Kunming City. Hotels in Daluoshui Village have more reasonable prices with convenient connections with public transportation, but there are a little more sounds. If you want to appreciate the waterscape at the closest place, Lige Peninsula is the best, but prices are comparatively higher. While, if you prefer a quieter environment and enjoy more local ethnic customs, Nisai, Xiaoluoshui, Dazui, Luowa, etc. are recommended. Hostels and inns are usually with nice prices, plus boutique hotels can also be found along those areas.
Recommended Accommodation at Lugu Lake:
● Silver Lake Island Hotel Lugu (泸沽湖银湖岛大酒店) (5 star)
Address: Hongyazi, Lige Peninsula, Ninglang County, Lijiang
● Ocean Paradise Hotel (Lugu Lake Haijing Holiday Hotel) (泸沽湖海境度假精品酒店) (5 star)
Address: No.18 Xiacun Village, Daluoshui Village, Ninglang County, Lijiang
● Liuyue Lehaiju Inn (Lige Peninsula) (TA:Shilili Lvxing Hotel) (宁蒗泸沽湖六阅•乐海居度假酒店 - 里格半岛店) (TA:诗莉莉旅行酒店) (3 star)
Address: No.53 Lige Village, Luoshui Village Community, Ninglang County, Lijiang
● Guanlanyue Inn (TA: Lugu Lake Guanlan Hostel) (泸沽湖观澜悦客栈) (Boutique) Address: No.20 Hubin Road, Daluoshui Village, Ninglang County, Lijiang
Recommended Lugu Lake Tour:
Travelers usually enjoy 2-3 days in Lijiang to discover Lijiang Old Town (Mufu Palace), Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Shuhe Old Town, Dongba mural paintings, Black Dragon Pool, etc. for a classic savory of this romantic ancient city. Besides, if you are fond of the emerald alpine lake and mysterious matriarchal society culture of Mosuo ethnic culture, you can plan another 2-3 days at Lugu Lake to enjoy more peaceful holiday time!
Besides, quite a lot of visitors prefer travel Lijiang with Shangri-La where to seek the pure holy sceneries and Tibetan belief to catch the best essence of Yunnan province, which usually needs 5-6 days with best visits to Tiger Leaping Gorge with a memorable trekking experience, Sumtseling Monastery, Pudacuo National Forest Park, and more.
Recommended Lijiang Shangri-La Tour Packages:
Furthermore, actually most travelers arrange Lijiang city as a part of their Yunnan travel to visit more top destinations in one go, such as Kunming famous as Spring City and convenient province capital, Dali with profound Dali Old Town and splendid Erhai Lake, Yuanyang with terrific rice terraces, Xishuangbanna with exciting tropical flavor and Dai ethnic dances, etc., which usually needs 6-15 days based on your exploration depth! Moreover, if you have any idea of more interested destinations in China to travel with Lijiang together, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Lhasa, etc., please feel free to contact us and our experienced travel expert will help you to plan you coming tour with sincerity!
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