Lion Hill

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00
Ticket: free, 50 yuan for Wangu Tower

Lion Hill, situated in the heart of Lijiang Ancient Town, stands as a significant component of the town’s UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status and serves as a focal point within the national scenic area. Resembling a reclining lion, the hill lends its name to the surrounding area. Lijiang Ancient Town nestles at the foot of Lion Hill, offering a charming backdrop to this historic site.

Ascending Lion Hill grants visitors the opportunity to behold a panoramic vista of Lijiang Ancient Town and its surrounding environs. Crowned by the Wangu Building, the summit of Lion Hill provides an unparalleled vantage point. From the heights of Wangu Tower, one can marvel at the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the north, the picturesque Lijiang Old Town to the east with its meandering creeks and intricate bridges, the vibrant hues of Lijiang New Town to the west, and the serene village landscapes to the south. Additionally, in the far south, the distinctive Wenbi Peak, resembling a colossal pen, stands as a testament to the Naxi culture’s reverence for scholarly pursuits, complementing the ink-slab motif found throughout Lijiang Ancient Town.

The panoramic views from Lion Hill not only showcase the natural beauty of the region but also offer insight into the rich cultural heritage of Lijiang, exemplifying the harmony between nature and human civilization. As visitors gaze upon the breathtaking landscapes from Wangu Tower, they are enveloped in the essence of Naxi culture and the timeless allure of Lijiang Ancient Town.

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