Shanzidou (Fan Peak) of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang
English Name: Shanzidou (Fan Peak) of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang
Chinese Pinying: Li Jiang Yu Long Xue Shan Shan Zi Dou
Keywords: Eco tour, pearl lake, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Location: Located in Baisha Town, Yulong County, Lijiang city
Admission Fee: Included in the ticket of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Opening Hours: All day
Traveling Hours: Vary with each individual
Traveling Seasons: All seasons
Shanzidou (Fan Peak)
The Shanzidou (扇子陡) is the main peak of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, with an elevation of 5,596 meters. The highest latitude in the northern hemisphere and the highest altitude. Also known as Xuedou Peak(雪斗峰), it is also the highest peak of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is second only to the Kawakarpo Peak (卡瓦格博)in Meili Snow Mountain in Yunnan Province. In 1991, the Kunming Mountaineering Expedition Association climbed to the altitude of 4,500 meters. In 2002, Jin Feipiao and others climbed to the altitude of 5,100 meters.
The Shanzidou is located 15 kilometers north of Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, at an altitude of 5,596 meters. The peaks of the mountains are snowy all the year round. With the alternation of seasons and light and dark, the landscape is also fickle, sometimes the clouds are steaming, sometimes the sky is like water, and the clouds are cloudless. It is the symbol and tour center of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. There are modern glaciers hanging around the year, like a “Jade Dragon”, lying on the cloud table, and jumping into the Jinsha River.
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountains (玉龙雪山) are a small group of peaks close to the city of Lijiang. The nearest slope is only about 30 kilometers north of the Dayan Ancient City District, and the mountain can be clearly seen from the Black Dragon Pool next to the ancient district.
The beauty of the Old City is also due to the integrity of geographical nature and harmony. In 30 km northwest to the Old City lies the unconquerable Yulong Snow Mountain of 5,596 m and the relics of glacier in the Quaternary Period. The spring is divided into three branches to flow into the Old City relatively from east, middle and west.
Black Dragon Pool (also Heilongtan), or Jade Spring(Yuquan) Park is the main headwater of the Yushui River which goes through the Old Town. People believe that the gods of the Naxi people are living in the chestnut woods, beside the mouth of springs, behind the carved doors and below the bridges. The springs come from the god-protected mountains and gather in this place and finally form the dragon pool. Then water goes down a waterfall and becomes the Yuhe River, pouring life to the Old Town.
The Dongba culture is a most inclusive term referring mainly to the language and scriptures. The Dongba language is actually composed of 1,400 picture-like characters and symbols that are still used by Dongbas, researchers and artists of the culture. It is by now the only living hieroglyph in the world and is regarded as a precious cultural relic of mankind. On August 30, 2003, the Dongba classical literature was accepted as a written world heritage by UNESCO.
Tours Including The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Recommended Route to Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Classic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area Route
Enjoy the charming natural landscape and the grand view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at Ganhaizi, and take the tramway to appreciate the wonder of the “Green Glacier Peaks” at the Glacier Park. Then go to the Blue-Moon Valley to see the crystal clear water. After that, enjoy yourself in the natural paradise in Spruce Meadow and the best scenery of the snow mountain. Then, watch the magnificent Impression Show at the outdoor theater in Ganhaizi or Blue-Moon Valley. (For about a half to 1 day)
In-depth Huge Jade Dragon Scenic Area Route
Appreciate the natural landscape at Ganhaizi, and take the tramway to see the wonder of the “Green Glacier Peaks” at the Glacier Park. Enjoy the crystal clear water at Blue-Moon Valley. Next, have a relaxing time at the natural paradise of Spruce Meadow. Then, take the tram to Yak Meadow to see the idyllic view and the picturesque view of the snow mountain. And come down to watch the magnificent Impression Show at the outdoor theater in Ganhaizi Valley. After that, appreciate the characters and carvings of immortals of Dongba. Then, admire the historic Baisha Murals in Baisha Village. (For about 1-2 days)
Fee in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area
Huge Yulong Scenic Area through Ticket: RMB 230/p
(Including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area, Dongba culture sites, Baisha Mural area, Jade Water Stockade Village, Yuzhuqingtian, Jade Peak Temple; excluding tramway, Lijiang Ancient City Protection fee, and the fee of Impression Lijiang Show, etc.; valid for 2 days)
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area: RMB 130/p
(Including Ganhaizi, Blue-Moon Valley; excluding tramway, Lijiang Ancient City Protection fee, and the fee of Impression Lijiang Show, etc.; valid for that one day)
The Glacier Park: RMB 172/p
Tramway to Glacier Park: RMB 182/p
Tramway to Spruce Meadow: RMB 57/p (round trip)
Tramway to Yak Meadow: RMB 62/p (round trip)
Fees of other sites are from RMB 25-65/p.
(The above time and fee are for reference only, for the detail and updated information, please contact our Travel Consultant)
Attraction Travel Tips
CNY 130 for the entrance charge
Glacier Park: CNY180 for the big ropeway (round-trip).
How to Get There
- Take the 6 bus from Lijiang Ancient Town, get off at Baisha Station, and walk 3 kilometers to the scenic spot
- Take the 7 bus at the Red Sun Square, get off at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
- Ride bike all along the road from the Lijiang Ancient Town