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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Piercing to the elevation of 5,596 and standing aloft on southwest plateau of Yunnan in the south of the Hengduan Mountains, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is all-year-round snowcapped. The Mountain glitters crystal pure brilliance, resembling a silvery dragon which never ceases frolicking against the background of the azure skies. The Mountain hence got its name the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Mountain). 15 kilometers north away from the Lijiang city, the mountain covers a snow area of 960 square meters. It ranges 35 kilometers from north to south and 25 kilometers from west to east.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is known as the holy mountain of the Naxi People and other ethnic groups of Lijiang. “San Duo”--- the protection god of Naxi people has long been the embodiment of the Yulong Mountain. Even in nowadays, Lijiang people has celebrated the “San Duo Festival” annually. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain had been enveloped as “Holy Mountian” twice by the emperor of Nanzhao Kingdom in Tang Dynasty and Kublai Khan of the Yuan Dynasty since ancient time. At present, it is known as a famous tourist destination which has attracted numerous people from home and overseas for its charming sights, mysterious legends and the virgin peak that has never been conquered by man.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain has abundant natural and tourist resources. It has several enchanting natural landscapes including the glacier, alp meadow, virgin forests and the waterscape of the snow mountain. The whole mountain is formed by 13 peaks which arranged like a row of standing post. The main peak Shanzidou with an altitude of 5596 meters is known as the highest peak with the lowest latitude in the Northern Hemisphere of the world. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain has developed 19 modern glaciers, among which, the “No.1 White Water” is the most famous one. With a total length of 2.7 kilometers, it is just located under the main peak of the mountain---Shanzidou. Looking the glacier at the foot of the mountain, it just likes a waterfall hanging in the horizon of sky. Glacier Park is the best location for viewing the “No.1 White Water” glacier and people could choose the telpher to go to the park. Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) is not only famous for its beautiful natural view among the alp meadows, but also known as the place for young lovers to sacrifice their young lives in honor of true love and to escape from the arranged marriages and feudal ethics in ancient times. Covering an area of 1,000 square meters, Spruce Plateau is a natural pasture with beautiful but different sceneries in four seasons. At the edge of the meadow, there stands a large area of exuberant spruce forests, which forms a natural barrier between the jokul and meadow. The virgin forest of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which has reputed as the natural treasure of the alp wild lifes of China, has distributed 7 scenery strips of the natural vegetation. Visitors could see many species of woods as the spruce forest, fir forest, honeysuckle forests, birch forest and so on. Jade Dragon Spring Mountain has also distributed many waterscapes as the White Water River, Black Water River and over ten springs and ponds. Blue sky, white cloud, fresh air and limpid water have formed a beautiful natural view. Besides, some activities as skiing and golf course are provided for people, visitors will surely enjoy themselves in the enchanting Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.


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