Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden

Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden

Chinese Name:丽江高山植物园
Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden is located in the core area of ​​northwestern Yunnan. It is located in the southern valley of Lijiang Yulong Snow Mountain, Hali Valley, near the “Yushuizhai-Yufeng Temple” tourist hotline, 17 kilometers away from Lijiang City.
The park has an altitude of 2,600-3,800 meters and is a three-dimensional climate botanical garden. The botanical garden has unique advantages in resources and location advantages. There are more than 2,000 species of wild plants in the park.

In 2000, Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden completed the demarcation of construction land, and obtained the forest right certificate of 287 hectare of forest land. It is the only alpine and subalpine botanical garden in the world with the highest altitude, rich vegetation types and complete vertical distribution of vegetation. The Botanical Garden relies on the national major scientific project “Southwest China Wildlife Germplasm Resource Library” and the Kunming Branch of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It focuses on biodiversity conservation and it is based on the southern section of Hengduan Mountain, facing the eastern Himalayas and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to protect and plant. Rare and endangered plants, endemic groups and important economic plants in the mountains and sub-alpine regions over 2,800 meters are the main content, including scientific research, species preservation, introduction and domestication, breeding of new varieties, popular science services and sustainable use of plant resources. An integrated science botanical garden. Lijiang Forest Ecosystem Research Station is located in the core area of ​​Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden.

How to get Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden

It will take 1 hour to get there by car. Because it is away from the downtown and it is about 100 km, so people need to take car by themselves or they rent cars to get there.

Travel Tips

What to Pack
Travel light when strolling in the old town. Bring a camera with you that you can take photos along the way. Sunlight is very strong in Lijiang, wear sun protection such as hats, sunglasses and use sun block, etc.

Photography Tips
To shoot some amazing photos of Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden, and it is better shoot in the early morning and late afternoon.

Other Attractions 

Lijiang Ancient Town 
Baisha Ancient Town
Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course
Dongba Valley
Jade Water Village