Attractions along the Way to Tibet – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
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Attractions along the Way to Tibet – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Update: Feb. 27th, 2013

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Attractions along the Way to Tibet – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is located in the Naxi Nation Autonomous Prefecture in Jade Dragon Region in Yunnan Province. It is the largest snow mountain of the Northern Hemisphere of the world. It stretches about 35 kilometers long from the south to the north, and about 13 kilometers long from the east to the west. It covers an area of 960 square kilometers.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stands about 4000 meters high and well known for the breathtaking sceneries of the danger, magnificent, beautiful and graceful. It is characteristic of the different scenery of difference season and climate. Sometimes it looks jade green, sometimes it is shining in the sun, and sometimes it seems to wear a red gauze kerchief. The features attract lots of tourists to visit every year. So we also recommend it to tourists who plan a Tibet tour by way of Yunnan Province.

The entire Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is characteristic of the different natural sceneries of Subtropical Zone, Temperate Zone and Frigid Zone.

Attractions along the Way to Tibet – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is actually the southernmost snow mountain of China, but also the famous mountain of Hengduan Mountain Range. The hillside of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is surrounded by the white clouds and it looks like a silver huge dragon. And that is why people call it Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

It is the sacred mountain of Naxi people and one of the gathering places of them. People usually crawl on the ground toward to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The main peak of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is about 5596 meters high with the lowest northern latitude.

Attractions along the Way to Tibet – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

In general, tourists would like to stay in Lijiang Ancient Town when they travel to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain during Tibet tour. There are many unique and national hostels in Lijiang Ancient Town. There are many arch bridges in Lijiang Ancient Town and the water quietly flows below the bridge. The time seems to be slow in Lijiang Ancient Town and the sunshine makes people feel warm and relaxed. Many families lived there for many generations. Most of the hostels costs about 300-400 RMB per person per bed.

Attractions along the Way to Tibet – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Tips

1.People could climb over the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and photograph there, ride a horse or ski on the mountain. Actually the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain could be ski the whole year around.

2.People could take a cable car to the ski resort of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The ski resort is 4506 meters high. The cable car costs 165 RMB per person.

3.Tourists are kindly suggested to put on your down coat when the wind is strong. The temperature is lower at the top of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The scenery is different in different season, but obviously all of them are breathtaking

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