Lijiang located in the North of Yunnan is a beautiful town. Nowadays, there is countless tourists visit Lijiang. It is a clean city and not expensive at all, which really makes me surprised. 

The Lijiang Old Town is a must-see and a major tourist area. You can stay in those hotels in the Old Town for more convenient for wandering around the town and travelling to other destinations in Lijiang.

Me and my friend stayed in a room with shared toilets which is right in front of the Old Town. The hotel owner is very friendly and he can speak English well. 

There is a small bar and  a beautiful small garden in the hostel. The room is quite ok for us, but the blanket is not really warm enough at night. 

This is the hostel’s booking link on booking.com International Youth Hostel Lijiang

Hotel’s garden in a chilling morning
Flower garden
There is bar and tables in the garden
Flowers in the morning
There are many kinds of room


Shangrila (Xianggelila) is located in the northern of Yunnan province. Shangrila is much colder than Lijiang and Kunming, and the high season in Shangrila is Autumn when it is colored by the red and golden leaves. It is recommended to stay in a hotel in Dukezong Ancient Town. Every morning wake up in the middle of the Old Town, quiet, peace and chilling would be a great experience. At night, you can watch and join the traditional dancing in old town’s Square. 

We stay in a very nice hostel at a corner of Dukezong old town. The hotel is very nice and clean. Each room is fitted with an electric kettle, hairdryer, humidifier, electric blanket and heater. There is also a very cozy cafe on the top of the hotel. The owner is very friendly and funny and he speaks English well.

This is the hostel’s booking link on booking.com Kersang’s Relay Station

Kersang’s Relay Station


Kunming is considered the center of city which is a little crowded and pricey.  The hotels in Kunming is much more expensive than Shangrila and Lijiang. 

The hotels there in the high season is usually full, so make sure that you have to book the room early. We stayed in Kunming Cloudland International Youth Hostel that is a very nice hostel.

The location is very convenient an it is just a few blocks to the subway station. You can travel around the city or go to the airport by the subway. There is a big and cozy cafe in the hostel. And the food here is very delicious. I love it. 

This is a hostel’s booking link on booking.com Kunming Cloudland International Youth Hostel

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