Lijiang Lion Rock
Lijiang Lion Rock
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Lilijp03
Beijing, China248 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Lion Hill can be accessed by walking all the way through Mufu Residence / Palace, half way up a hill. However, it is now 60 yuan (not 50) to enter. The views from the paved lookout area are nice, but most tourists are put off by the fee and turn back. The fee and the hill itself, are rather steep, and require extra effort to complete the ascent. Mufu provides a lookout over the city anyway.
Written March 1, 2017
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Nafis A
Australia2,686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
The Lion Park (or Hill, probably the highest point of Lijiang Old Town and seemingly popular with romantic couples) is not an outstanding attraction but if you are in Lijiang Old Town, it is definitely worth a visit (a small fee irrespective). Wangu Tower that sits on the summit offers 360 degree panoramic views of the Old Town, New Town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and makes the climb worthwhile- at least good for orientation purpose. In any case, a good spot to just relax for sometime and have an ice-cold beer while gazing down at the Old Town and the hills (snacks and drinks are available).

Lion Hill and most of the park area is covered in woods, and includes over 40 ancient (and stately) cypress trees that are about 800 years old. Wangu Tower itself, reasonable climb again up the steps (built recently, so no historical value) is 33 meters high and has five floors. On the first floor of the tower is an altar with (very apathetic looking) monks (purpose unknown) at desks. The second floor is empty while the third and fourth floors contain displays of art work such as traditional scroll paintings, etc. The top floor provides the 360 panoramic views of Old Town and rivers to the east, the new section of Lijiang to the west, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain range to the north and Naxi villages and farmland to the south.

By the way (not usually known to the tourist), if you are not the climbing type you can still get to the hill (and Wangu Tower) on a vehicle, via a back road (not obvious from the Old Town side) that comes in from (new) Lijiang city.
Written July 29, 2012
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RubinaGan
Singapore244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
The trail up to Lion Hill Park starts from a corner of Sifang Square in Lijiang Old Town. The tourist shops and cafes that lined the trail are good distractions from the actual climb. The effort is worth it as Lion Hill Park offers wonderful views of Lijiang. The entrance fee to Lion Hill Park is RMB50 which includes entrance to Wang Gu Pavilion located at the top of Lion Hill Park. Climb to the top of Wang Gu Pavilion for a 360deg view of the whole of Lijiang, both old and new. We visited in the early evening to watch the sunset over the rooftops of the old town. Alternatively, to catch the views without actually entering Lion Hill Park, look out for the cafes on the left and right of the trail just before the entrance to the park. The cafes charge RMB5 if you want to just enter to check out the views. Otherwise, do what we did, order a cup of tea and enjoy the views of the sun slowly setting and the lights coming on from the old town.
Written November 27, 2014
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Nanchang_Nel
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
50rmb to have a look at a view was a bit steep for me so I walked around the hill and eventually came to the service road and just walked in unchallenged. There is a great tower on top from which you get panoramic views of Lijiang.

I bought a stick of incense to make myself feel less guilty about sneaking in for free - 10rmb is about the right price I think for this attraction - 20rmb as a maximum but 50rmb is just too much.

Some Chinese students I met at the ticket gate also refused to pay the entrance fee and decided instead to pay 2rmb at a cafe there where they could sit and look at the view.

This is a good alternative for those not wanted to buy a ticket and there are a handful of cafes at the gate which advertise their views for 2rmb. The views you get from them may not be panoramic but they are of the whole of the old town and the mountains beyond.
Written July 9, 2015
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hkvisitor1997
Hong Kong, China519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011
If you are visiting Mu Palace and continue walking up hill, this is where you will be end up, maybe this spot is the highest point at Lijiang old town, from here you can see the old town's roof top and surrounding area of new Lijiang, Wangu Pavillion is located here, walk down hill on left side of the pavillion is quite interesting road to take.
Written September 7, 2011
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Ryan A
Shanghai, China38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Went out of curiosity of what the view would be like having already scaled the view point at the back of Mu’s mansion and been impressed. Very similar view to there and not a lot else besides. Wangu pavilion is impressive but lacking in history and was kind of a shell.
Written October 6, 2019
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DREGS
Grafham, UK361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A lovely walk up through the streets of Lijiang and then the steps up to the top. It's worth doing if the sky is clear. The bars at the top serve a great beer and (I understand) expensive but good jasmine tea.
Written June 5, 2019
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jtaylor946
Guangzhou, China787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
It costs ¥50 to climb up the hill. This is on top of the entrance fee to Mufu Palace so it is a little pricey. However, the views are absolutely amazing. It’s worth the cost. Go to the top and enjoy the views!
Written March 10, 2018
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Sergey H
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Paid 25 RMB per person with student cards, weren't asked for passports or anything . Nice walk around the park in the morning.
Written August 25, 2017
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Sjakie S
Hoorn, The Netherlands625 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We had to pay an extra fee of 50 yuan pp which we didnt think was really worth it. So we went down a little bit, and followed the signs "Sun in / above the cloud" to try to get a free view on the town. And we got it!
Written August 18, 2017
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