Experience Tour B
Lijiang-Ganhaizi-Glacier Park-Blue Moon Valley-Yak Meadow-Lijiang

Located at the east of Yulong Snow Mountain, evolved from an alp ice-corrasive lake, Ganhaizi (the Sweet Sea Meadow) now dries up for the raise of snow line, so people call it “Dry Lake”.
Ganhaizi is the distribution center for tourists in Yulong Snow Mountain tourism area, by providing visitors with food, housing, travel, transportation, entertainment and purchasing services. The golf course, at the foot of snow-capped mountain, has the longest ball road in the world with highest elevation in Asia. Tourists can also enjoy the large-scale original ecological real scenic show, Impression of Lijiang, which is made by the famous director Zhang Yimou.

The glacier is a natural ice evolving through many years' accumulation and metamorphosing of snow.
The glacier contains mainland glacier and mountain glacier, and the latter is divided into continental glacier and sea-based glacier. The glacier of Yulong Snow Mountain is temperate marine-type glacier. Due to the impact of marine monsoon, the glacier has the features of large quantity of accumulated ablation, high ice temperature, obvious bottom slippage, faster movement, and sensitive to climate changes.
Yulong Snow Mountain totally develop 19 modern glaciers, among which the biggest one “ Baishui No.1” glacier (namely the Glacier Park) locates at the bottom of the main peak Shanzidou, with a total length of 2.9 km. Various ice tower forest lies at the end of glacier, showing blue-green light as the result of sunlight refracted, known as “Green Ice Peak”. To enjoy the wonders, Visitors should take tramway to get to the glacier park.

For the reasons of melt snow water of Yulong Snow Mountain flowing down through the valley, and the moon shadow inverts its reflection in water of the blue lake, and the blue moon valley in James Hilton's works “Lost Horizon” is similar to this one, so it is called as “Blue Moon Valley”.
The Blocked by the mountains in the process of flowing, the water of the Blue Moon Valley forms four big lakes, called “Yuye Lake”, “Mirror Lake”, “Blue Lake”, and “Tingtao Lake (Lake of Listening-to-Great-Waves)”. Around the Lakeshore is rich in vegetation, with snow pick beyond as the background. The lake water is transparently blue, decorated with a little green in almost solidified blue. If you look around from center of the lake surface, you can see continuous white clouds floating among the mountains, reflecting in water, all that make you as if being in  a wonderland.

It is called “Ge-Zhan-Gu” in Naxi language,“Ge” means the alp meadow, “Zhan” means starlike distribution, and “Gu” means a place, so“Ge-Zhan-Gu” means a place with starlike distributing alp meadows.
Here the altitude is 3,700 meter with picturesque seasons: colorful azaleas are full bloom everywhere in spring; yaks walk on the green meadow in groups in summer; flowers smell fragrance in golden meadow in autumn; flying snow and lofty ice cliff welcome visitors in winter. Blue sky, white clouds, and green grass, all of these make up a wonderful snowy field scenery, where is the best destination for sightseeing tourists.
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