Northwest Yunnan

Northwest Yunnan mainly refers to Lijiang and Diqing. Lijiang has a history of at least 800 years and may date as far back as the Song Dynasty. Lijiang is considered as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by Naxi Ethnic Minority. Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture is one of the eight autonomous prefectures in Yunnan province, and Diqing prefecture government is stationed in Shangri-la. Diqing is a glorious place, with dense forests, alpine lakes, grasslands, and gorges distributed among the meadows and plains.

1. Lijiang

Administrative Divisions of Lijiang

As of 2015, Lijiang City has jurisdiction over 1 district, 4 counties, including 4 subdistricts, 13 towns, 28 townships and 18 ethnic townships. The government is located at Dayan Town, Gucheng District. 

Top Attractions in Lijiang

Lijiang, a place with long history, is always a heaven for many people all over the world. Lijiang is also a perfect destination for people who want to seek for antiquity, explore the fascinating natural sceneries. When you come to Lijiang, the top attractions in Lijiang are must-visit. Lijiang, known as a land of wonders, both natural and man-made, will make you forget to leave.

2. Diqing

Administrative Divisions of Diqing

Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture has jurisdiction over 3 county-level administrative regions, including 1 county-level city, 1 county and 1 autonomous county. namely, and . The people’s government of Diqing prefecture is stationed in Changzheng Avenue of Shangri-la city. 

Top Attractions in Diqing

The Tibetan area of Diqing has a long history and beautiful natural scenery, the famous scenic spots are numerous. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape in Diqing by cycling around the Napahai Lake, hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge, climbing Haba Snow Mountain or taking a walk at Pudacuo National Park. For more information, click on the attractions below.