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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain consists of 13 peaks and their average altitude is more than 5,000 meters (about 16,404 feet). The distance from north to south of this incredible mountain is about 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) and the distance from east to west is about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles). There is snow all the year round on the top of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. From a distance it looks like a dragon flying among the clouds, hence its name 'Jade Dragon Snow Mountain'. It is the soul of both Lijiang City and Naxi nationality.

15 kilometers north of Lijiang County Town, this magnificent snow-capped mountain sprawls 35 kilometers from north to south. According to the geologists' research, for about 400 million years the area around Jade Dragon Snow Mountain was the ocean and it was during the last 600 thousand years that the different landscapes had come into being because of the uprising of the lithosphere. Owing to the different altitudes of the mountain part, a combination of multifarious climates and temperatures is conspicuous and is conspicuous and is attributed to the mountain’s modern oceanic glacial period. The mountain is well-known habitat of azaleas and rhododendrons. Thanks to the cable way of 2968 meters, tourists can easily reach the spot which is 4500m above sea level to enjoy the perpetual snow there.


The Dongba Culture of Naxi ethnic group has been known as an invaluable treasure of Chinese heritage. The Naxi have a long history of civilization. It is the Naxi’s Dongba religion that has created the Dongba culture kept it to the modern time. It includes hieroglyph, scriptures of Dongba religion, Dongba paintings, Dongba music and dances, etc.

 

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