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Descending from Lijiang to the first bend of the mighty Yangzi River, embark on an adventure and chance upon an intriguing ‘V' shaped bend in the road. This signals the start of Shigu town, named for the stone drum "Shigu", which was used in the ancient battle between the Naxis and Tibetans. Listen out for the traditional sway of Naxi musical rhythms while visiting the Stone Drum Park and the Old Bridge.
Straddled between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, the gorge extends 15 kilometres and is one of the longest, deepest and most treacherous of its kind across the globe. Local folklore claims that the gorge acquired its name because a tiger leapt over its swirling waters at its narrowest point in order to reach the riverbank opposite.
Touch Lijiang's utter north. Park your mountain bikes in the nature park situated on the outer fringes of the pool and enjoy a mid-morning respite by the crystal-clear waters of this magnificent reserve, glistening like a smooth piece of emerald jade. Pause by the cascading waterfall to take pictures.
Yuquan Park has a number of charming monikers, including Black Dragon Pool Park and Jade Spring Park. Settled in the base of Xiang Mountain, find pleasure playing within beautiful Chinese gardens, running among willow trees and taking pictures by the waterfall.
For the adventurous, explore the Wenhai Trail as it extends deep into a sub-alpine valley with altitudes of 3,000 metres above sea level. Cradled within a sea of verdant foliage, the lake disappears in early spring and returns only with the rainy season. The highlands surrounding the area play host to a wide variety of plant and animal life, including protected raptors, forest wildlife and traditional medicinal plants.
The Sanduo Festival, held on the 8th day of the 2nd lunar month, is a traditional Naxi festival in Lijiang. In Dongba culture, Sanduo is the soul of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. He protected the Lijiang area and helped the Naxi people, making him a hero in their hearts.
Take a canter or slow walk around the expansive beauty of shimmering La Shi Hai and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the freshwater lake.