Lijiang is an old city in beautiful surroundings in northwest Yunnan. It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 2,600 meters and is impressive due to its scenery and lush vegetation. People go there for its tranquil atmosphere, classical buildings, delicate snacks and the unique customs of Naxi People. It is a real delight in autumn, visitors will find that the temperature changes greatly in a day. It is wise to bring warm clothes as well as sun protection and an umbrella.