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Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

See 50+ photos from a trip in Yunnan Province that took in the scenery and sights of Lijiang and Shangri-La.

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018
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Yunnan is one of our favourite places for travel in China, with beautiful mountain scenery, big blue skies, and trading towns and monasteries that show a long history.

See below for 50+ photos from a private trip we arranged in July that took us through the scenery and sights of Lijiang and Shangri-La, including Lijiang’s Old Town, Napa Lake, Songzanling Monastery, and more!

Overlooking Lijiang Ancient City - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Overlooking Lijiang Ancient City

At a coffee store with a great view - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

At a coffee store with a great view

Taking photos with the local Naxi people in their traditional costume - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Taking photos with the local Naxi people in their traditional costume

The Naxi grandma praising our client - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

The Naxi grandma praising our client

Traditional Naxi dance - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Traditional Naxi dance

Group picture in the Black Dragon Pool park - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Group picture in the Black Dragon Pool park

Black Dragon Pool park - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Black Dragon Pool park

Singing opera in the park - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Singing opera in the park

Hiking through Baisha Old Town in the rain - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Hiking through Baisha Old Town in the rain

Approaching a yak in the grassland - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Approaching a yak in the grassland

Everyone making a pose - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Everyone making a pose

Pastoral village in Shangri-La - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Pastoral village in Shangri-La

Beautiful Napa Lake with reflections of blue sky and white cloud in Shangri-La - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Beautiful Napa Lake with reflections of blue sky and white cloud in Shangri-La

Photo in front of Napa Lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Photo in front of Napa Lake

Checking the calves - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Checking the calves

Peaceful countryside village in Shangri-La - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Peaceful countryside village in Shangri-La

Hiking on the dirt road flanked by blooming wild flowers - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Hiking on the dirt road flanked by blooming wild flowers

Overlooking the village from the highland - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Overlooking the village from the highland

Taking pictures of the beautiful flowers - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Taking pictures of the beautiful flowers

We took a break after the short hike - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

We took a break after the short hike

Group picture - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Group picture

Resting on rocks - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Resting on rocks

Hiking in the mountains - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Hiking in the mountains

Hiking in the mountains - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Hiking in the mountains

Come on, guys! - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Come on, guys!

Our explorer led the hike - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Our explorer led the hike

Local Tibetans on the way home after collecting Matsutake (nutritious mushrooms) - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Local Tibetans on the way home after collecting Matsutake (nutritious mushrooms)

Beautiful scenery in Shangri-La - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Beautiful scenery in Shangri-La

Bees on a flower - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Bees on a flower

Beautiful butterflies - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Beautiful butterflies

Hiking towards the village - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Hiking towards the village

Almost finished the hike - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Almost finished the hike

Songtsam Resort in the distance - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Songtsam Resort in the distance

Visiting a local Tibetan family - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Visiting a local Tibetan family

An engaged couple were taking wedding photos in Songzanlin Monastery - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

An engaged couple were taking wedding photos in Songzanlin Monastery

Spinning the prayer wheels for good fortune - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Spinning the prayer wheels for good fortune

Shangri-La old town behind us - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Shangri-La old town behind us

Picture in front of the ‘Hundred Chickens’ Temple - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Picture in front of the ‘Hundred Chickens’ Temple

Hey, squirrel, do you want some nuts? - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Hey, squirrel, do you want some nuts?

Group picture in front of the Shangri-La old town - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Group picture in front of the Shangri-La old town

Overlooking Shangri-La old town - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Overlooking Shangri-La old town

A cute white cat with one eye in blue and the other in yellow - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

A cute white cat with one eye in blue and the other in yellow

Turning the huge prayer wheel - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Turning the huge prayer wheel

Tourists wanted a picture with the handsome boy - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Tourists wanted a picture with the handsome boy

Local fruit and vegetable market - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Local fruit and vegetable market

Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Group photo in front of the torrential Gold Sand River in Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Group photo in front of the torrential Gold Sand River in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Too much hiking on the previous day - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Too much hiking on the previous day. Let's make this a little easier!

Gold Sand River - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Gold Sand River

Picture in the Lijiang Old Town - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Picture in the Lijiang Old Town

Horse-riding through a Naxi village along the Ancient Horse and Tea Road - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Horse-riding through a Naxi village along the Ancient Horse and Tea Road

Walking towards the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Walking towards the lake

Walking towards the lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Walking towards the lake

Kayaking on Lashi lake - Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, July 2018

Kayaking on Lashi lake