Blue Moon Valley lies at the foot of Yulong Snow Mountain near Lijiang. It was carved out by Baishui River, fed by meltwater from Yulong Snow Mountain. The water of the lake is so clear, you can see the lake bed and is a stunning shade of blue. On the floor of Blue Moon Valley lie four lakes, each with its own distinct color: Jade Wine Lake, Mirror Pond, Blue Moon Lake, and Wave-Listening Lake. The valley is also dotted with many picturesque little waterfalls that make beautiful photographs.
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it's easy to get there with taxi and very convenient, around 30 minutes cost 80rmb
ticket fee is 100 rmb, then there's additional 20 rmb for the internal bus
the place super nice, even with weather not so good, it's a place worth to visit.
the water has super nice color
Blue Moon Valley, also called as "Baishui He" by locals, lies at the east side of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and is part of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Park.
The valley is famous for it's super blue water(melt snow water from Jade Dragon Snow Mountain), and the crescent-shaped valley, thus got its name: Blue Moon Valley. And it's believed to the origin of James Hilton's "Lost Horizon".
The valley has 4 lakes: Yuye Lake, Mirror Lake, Blue Lake, Tingtao Lake, the one closer to the mountain, the bluer😍 With the reflection of the trees and the snow mountain, no one will disagree it's a big feast for the eyes👀
🔛 9:30- 16:00
🕰 2-3 hours would be enough
🎫 150 RMB for Tour bus+ Jade Dragon Snow Mountain+ Electro mobile from mountain feet to Blue Moon Valley
Getting There - busses departing from Lijiang. If you go by car, it’s around 36km from Lijiang and 100 Yuan entry without cable car tickets. cycling is beautiful and I would recommend although it’s hilly.
Attractions - Blue moon valley has a few nice lakes and it’s the gateway to Jade Snow Mountain. Lovely views.
Hotels - Hotels near the village around 10kms out but not too much choice. best to stay in Lijiang and just visit for the day.
Food & Restaurants - there are only a couple of places to buy food and drinks. I would pack ahead to be safe.
Shopping - a few shops for souvenirs but not much else for shopping.
When living in a city all you are looking for is a quiet and relaxing mountain retreat. The blue moon valley in Yunnan will for sure not disappoint you. It's very touristy but if you go in the early mornings you will be able to beat the crowds and might even get lucky to have full view to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the backdrop 📷