Points For Travel Attention
Lijiang is separated into the old and new
town with Lion Hill (a local landmark) marking the
"dividing line". East of the hill is the old town, and to
the west is the new town district.
Motor vehicles are completely forbidden
in the old town and even bicycles have to be walked here.
Even if you wanted to ride your bicycle, you would find the uneven
stone streets of Lijiang extremely uncomfortable to ride on.
Business hours in Lijiang (new town) are
not fixed with most businesses operating from 9am-7pm.
Be careful if you are walking alone in
the old town as some locals have taken to robbing lone foreigners,
While there have only been a few
incidents, walk with others and avoid suspicious looking people. As
usual, common sense should prevail at all times, especially regarding