The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the southernmost glacier rising 5,600 meters above the plains. And the mountain offers a number of fantastic natural spots which are outstandingly beautiful. Along the top of the mountain, it is all covered by snow all around the year and its silvery "scales" shining bright that makes it looks like a gigantic dragon clad in white snow. Therefore the mountain was named “Jade Dragon Snow Mountain”.
The gorgeous view as it gives Jade Snow Mountain changes in seasons and weathers. Sometimes it is wrapped around by mist looking like a veiled beauty; sometimes circled by the cloud around the waist, sometimes completely covered by cloud. Now the main attractions around the mountain area include Spruce Plateau, Yak Meadow, Dry Sea, and White Water River.
From another perspective, the mountain is also known as a treasure of wild plants and rare animals. About one fourth of all plant species in China can be found here. It boasts a large quantity of trees, medicinal herbs and various flowers. Every year, at the end of spring and the beginning of autumn, thousands of flowers are blooming all over.
Its many ravines, creeks, cliffs, and meadows all have Naxi names and are settings for the myths and legends of these local people. Heavily forested, the mountain bursts into bloom every spring. Herders take their cattle, goats, and yaks to graze on its slopes.
Address: Jade Dragon County, Lijiang
Opening Hours: 9:30 to 16:00
Ticket Price: Entry ticket: 105 RMB.
Large Cable Car: RMB 170
Cable car to Yak Meadow: RMB 80
Cable car to Spruce Plateau: RMB 75
Recommended visit time: 1 day
By bus: You could take bus line 7 near Hongtaiyang Square to get there.
Shuttle bus: The cable car company operates shuttle bus departing from Guluwan Hotel.
Join a one-day tour: You could also choose to join a group tour.