Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Located 25 kilometers north of Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the southernmost snow-capped mountain in China and the ocean glacier nearest to the equator of all the snow mountains in Eurasia. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain has 13 peaks, stretching 35 kilometers from north to south. Shanzidou, the main peak, is 5,596 meters above sea level.Neighboring the famous ancient town of Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a popular tourist destination in Yunnan province. It is the one and only place you can ski in South China. All year around, snow falls on the peaks and which are frequently lost in the clouds and fog. Looking from a distance, the mountain resembles a Jade Dragon, which is how it got its name.

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