Yunnan province and Lijiang were some of the nicest visits I’ve had to China so far, and I’ve been around – to many parts of China. Lijiang has a very well kept old town, and some world class attractions. At the center of the old town is Lion Rock Mountain with its Wangu Tower overlooking all of Lijiang, the old city and beyond, include all the region, from high above. Breathtaking views. To get to the hill, it’s best to start from Mu Mansion, a must attraction, a royal Ming dynasty palace. On the mountain, climb the Wangu Tower and walk around the small park, and wrap it up by chilling at one of the old tea houses.

 

Let’s start with Mu Mansion…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

Climb up …

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

Take in the old city of Lijiang and surrounding mountains views…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

Up to Lion Rock hill…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

And the tower…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

With even better views…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

Very nice gardens around the tower…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

And finally making it down to the center of old town through a series of tea houses and alleys…

 

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

Lion Rock Mountain Wangu Tower : Lijiang China

 

Location:

 

Love this place.

 



Tags: China; gardens; hill; Lijiang; lion rock; Lion Rock Mountain; mountain; mu mansion; royal palace; scenic views; tower; Wangu Tower;


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