Travel advice & practical information for travelogue:

'Lijiang and Shangri-La, China'

Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
520 12th Ave.
New York,NY 10036
Tel: 212-244 9456


Embassy of the People's Republic of China
31 Portland Place
London W1B 1QD
Consular & Visa: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00noon)
Tel: 020-76311430 (Telephone Inquiry for Chinese Visa 2:00-4:00pm)


Embassy of the People's Republic of China
18-20, rue Washington
75008 Paris
Tel: 01 5375 8925 (visa) Fax: 020 -74369178 (for visa)

You will need a visa for China.

Entrance fees

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The entrance fee is 120 Yuan, which includes a preservation charge for the Old Town. There are many places in Yunnan where entrance fees and even souvenir sales profits go into the preservation of Naxi cultural heritage.

Climate and best time to travel

May-June is a good time to travel to Yunnan. It doesn't rain often and the temperature is pleasant.


For information about health risks, see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also check your own Foreign Department's web page for up-to-date information. Also consult your physician.


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If you know which places you are going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's that you can use with MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa

Plan your trip to China online

Through online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Without the limitations of package deals from travel organisations and most times for a much better price.

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