Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
A visit to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, also called Yulong Xue Shan offers expansive mountains views and snowy scenery. Local travel guides offer tour packages, though they're quite pricey. You can scale the 5,500m mountain on your own without much trouble. There are two chairlifts, the first one goes up halfway the mountain, while the second, the highest chairlift in Asia, lifts you up to 4,506m. Don't let the stunning views of glaciers and peaks distract you too much be aware of signs of altitude sickness; symptoms include dizziness, headaches and a feeling of sluggishness. Hiring a van for about RMB 130 is the easiest way to get out to the mountain on your own.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is located in Yunnan Province in northwestern Lijiang, China. The mountain is north-south trend, 5596 meters above sea level, and the world's highest mountain with the lowest latitudes in the northern hemisphere. The snow never melting among the 13 peaks and the mountain looks like a lying jade dragon with the momentum to catapult into the Jinsha River, hence the name "Jade Dragon Snow Mountain". It is the Naxi people™s holy mountain, legend said that it is the embodiment of the protection God of Naxi people-Sanduo. It is one of the national AAAAA scenic spots in China.