Three Parallel Rivers

The Three Parallel Rivers refer to the three rivers of the Jinsha River, the Lancang River and the Nujiang River, which originate from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and run more than 170 kilometers from north to south in Yunnan Province, cross the mountains between Dandang Lika Mountain, Gaoligong Mountain, Nu Mountain and other high mountains and lofty hills.

Highlights of Three Parallel Rivers

1.  Three Famouns Canyons and Beautiful Bends of Rivers: In Three Parallel Rivers, there are several famous canyons and bends, namely, Jinsha River Tiger Leaping Gorge, Nujiang River Grand Canyon, Lancang River Meili Grand Canyon, Dulong River Grand Canyon, the First Bend of the Yangzi River in Lijiang, the Great Bend of Jinsha River in Diqing, the First Bend of Nujiang River in Nnujiang.

2. Abundant Ethnic Minority Culture: There are 22 ethnic minorities, such as Naxi, Lisu, Tibetan, Bai, Yi, Pumi, Nu, Dulong, etc. living around Three Parallel Rivers. The Dulong is a little-known ethnic minority. Women’s tattoos are quite strange customs of the Dulong people.

3. Ideal Place for Adventures: Three Parallel Rivers is a ideal placce for adventures, such as, Hiking Tour, Rafting Adventure, Climbing Snow Mountain Tour. As for hiking, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yubeng Village may be tourists’ best choice. And Climbing Haba Snow Mountain, Biluo Snow Mountain are also recommended.

4. Abundant in Animals and Plants Resources: Gaoligongshan Mountain, known as the Birdwatching Paradise, is the best habitat for more than 500 species of birds. Baihualing in Baoshan is praised by the majority of bird lovers as “China’s five-star bird watching holy land”. The Three Parallel Rivers is a best place for Flowers Tours, Wildlife Tours, including taiwania flousiana, alsophila spinulosa, yew, fir, snow leopard, bengal tiger, and black-necked crane, Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey.

5. Classic Must-see Attractions: There are many attractions around Three Parallel Rivers, such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Laojun Mountain National Forest Park, Liming Qiangui Mountain, Tacheng Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey Park,  Meili Snow Mountain, Mingyong Glacier, Baimang Snow Mountain, Cizhong Village, Cizhong Church, Biluo Snow Mountain, Bingzhongluo,  Yunling Mountains.  

6. Birthplace of Ancient Tea Horse Road: The folk international trade channel with the horse caravan as the main means of transportation is the corridor for the economic and cultural exchanges between the southwestern Chinese people.

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Three Parallel Rivers Attractions

What to See in Three Parallel Rivers The Three Parallel Rivers refer to the three rivers of the Jinsha River, the Lancang River and the Nujiang River, which originate from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and run more than 170 kilometers from north to south in Yunnan Province. Compared with other attractions, there are many attractions around Three Parallel Rivers, such as Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba Snow Mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Laojun Mountain National Forest Park, Yangtze River First Bend, Liming Qiangui Mountain, Tacheng Yunnan [...]

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Three Parallel Rivers Tours

When you travel to Yunnan, Three Parallel Rivers is a good place to be put on your list. Here are some tours for reference only, such as Yunnan Three Parallel Rivers Overland Tour with Biluo, Haba Snow Mountain Meili Snow Mountains, Three Parallel Rivers Overland Adventure with Dulongjiang River Valley and Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking, Yunnan Trekking Tour from Lugu Lake to Baoshan Stone Town and Tiger Leaping Gorge, Sichuan-Yunnan Cycling Tour from Chengdu to Lijiang, Yunnan 25 Ethnic Minorities Discovery and Photography Tour and [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate in Three Parallel Rivers The Three Parallel Rivers are the three rivers that originate from the Nujiang River (upstream of the Salween River), the Lancang River (upstream of the Mekong River) and the Jinsha River (upstream of the Yangtze River) in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. They pass through the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Lijiang and the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province, China. So the climate in Three Parallel Rivers is mainly divided into three sections, namely, climate in Lijiang, [...]

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Transportation

The scope of the Three Rivers Parallel Rivers is wide, so the routes to get to the Three Parallel Rivers are also diverse. Only a few main routes are listed here for reference only. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our email and telephone are contact@YunnanExploration.com and +86-871-63511469. Yunnan Exploration will customize a suitable travel for you. How to Get to Three Parallel Rivers By Air In Three Parallel Rivers, there are several airports, such as Lijiang Airport, Diqing [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Festivals and Activities in Three Parallel Rivers There are 22 ethnic minorities, such as Naxi, Lisu, Tibetan, Bai, Yi, Pumi, Nu, Dulong, etc. living around Three Parallel Rivers. Three Parallel Rivers is an area of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-word, multi-religion, multi-way of production and life in the world. The converging area where lifestyle and various customs and habits coexist is one of the regions with the richest cultural diversity and rich historical and cultural heritage in China and the world. Therefore, there [...]

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Travel Tips

1. Useful Numbers of Three Parallel Rivers Nujiang Zip Code: 673200 Dailing Code: 0886 Fire: 119  Police: 110  Ambulance: 120 Lijiang Fire: 119            Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Lijiang Airport Inquiry Telephone: 5173081 Tourism Complaint: 5123432 Diqing Fire: 110 Police: 110          Ambulance: 120 Weather Forecast: 12121 Tourist Complaints: 0887-96927 Public Security Bureau: 0887-8222128 Diqing Shangri-La Airport Inquiry: 0887-8229901 2. Best Time to Visit Three Parallel Rivers Three Parallel Rivers is a picturesque place, suitable for travel all year round. [...]

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Useful Maps

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Three Parallel Rivers Accommodation

Where to Stay in Three Paralle Rivers The Three Parallel Rivers refer to the three rivers of the Jinsha River, the Lancang River and the Nujiang River, which originate from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and run more than 170 kilometers from north to south in Yunnan Province, cross the mountains between Dandang Lika Mountain, Gaoligong Mountain, Nu Mountain and other high mountains and lofty hills. There are not only many attractions near Three Parallel Rivers, but also there are many hotels around the Three Parallel Rivers.Yunnan Exploration [...]

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