Beautiful yet touristy Lijiang ancient town

After our gorgeous long ride view from Deqen all the way 

back to Lijiang, we decided to take a tour for the first time !

 And Since they were posters promoting this tour for only 70RMb, We bought them ! It was

 unbelievable for such a price as riding a horse in Europe itself cost 40euro and this 

includes transportation, horse riding, lunch, visiting old naxi village and boat tour on Lasihai.

The Horse Riding Tour
was a nice tour but as we arrived they gave us an option to add extra 30Rmb to have a longer ride with the view of the city. Well, we were the only 2 in our group whom didnt took those tours and we came back later than them.
Probably we took our sweet time with the horses.

Yeah, we sure did !!!
And the View of the top of the hill was so gorgeous !!

And I paid extra 10rmb just to feed my Horse for carrying the fatty me ! :P

But First, let me take a #Selfie :P

 After the horse ride, we went for lunch but the provided lunch only included veggies dishes with rice bit no Meat.
However, those rich "uncle and aunties" were so kind to treat us all a nice meaty meal by adding some cost for more dishes.

Next , we went to Lasihai Lake and spotted some wild horses around. 
I didnt realized I stand too close to the horse ass and it shove me away.
But the horse power was so strong that i felt his tiny ass shoving felt like a huge impact on my back.
Thank God I wasnt being kicked and didn't got injured from that tiny attack.

So, take note, never stand so close behind a horse ass !

And then we took the boat ride around this lake.

The view was stunning !!!

The guy rowed us to a small hut and there was a man selling tiny bbq fish for 30RMB each , and 15rmb for a stick of bbq Yak Meat. We all were shocked to see such an overprice snack !

Then Next, the visiting of Naxi Village .
The Naxi village girl came as our tour guide explaining their unique culture and beliefs.
One funny belief of the Naxi culture is that both Men and women can have as many boyfriends and girlfriends at a time and not obligated to marriage until they are willing to.  

We were then guided to her house and there we see more interesting paintings in her house which were hand painted by her family to expelled the evil spirits and attract the good spirits.
Apparently, different family paints differently as it depends on their own creativity and feel. 

Their house has an interesting room for smoking meat and storing them.

We skipped the last shopping tour and went back to Liijiang itself to do more shopping.

As compared to Dali, I would prefer shopping in Lijiang eventhough it is more touristy.

Yet, Lijiang has a high competition of sales so prices in Lijiang are cheap and worth it.

Well, its only 399*Rmb to take a wedding photo album in Lijiang! 

And scarf's prices as low as 5Rmb.

Lijiang itself is interesting with more people in various costumes, not only the tourists but also the locals.

And in this small town, we made some good friends that own a shop selling claypot noodles and rice. 
They taught us how to make glutinous rice wine and bought us red yeast packets.

And it was their 15th day opening this stall and we had been eating in their stall for 3 days !
We must have been their most loyal customer so far ! :D

Too bad they did not have any email or contact method. 
I hope to cross paths and meet them again in future.

That's all about my first tour experience in China and I sure think it was worth it !!

What do you think?

Here to Read about the Old town in Lijiang & the Black Pool

Thanks for Reading.


HI, Im Felicia, a Youtuber, Special-Effect Makeup Artist , Linguist whom loves Batik painting. My blog started as a personal blog but then I gradually find that I enjoy writing reviews on products and sharing my experiences and travel stories with other readers. Feel free to drop me a message, and you can always email me at

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