Located in between the Shasongbi Village in the south of the Shangri-la county and Lijiang shek kwu Town, the First Bend of the Yangtze River is a famous attraction in Lijiang with an altitude of 1850 meters and 130 kilometers away from the Zhongdian county. It rushes from the “The roof of the world”—Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to Yunnan in Batang county and forms the grandeur of the landscape “three rivers flow” in high mountains and deep gullies on Hengduan Mountains together with the Lancang River and Nujiang River. When rushing into the Shasongbi Village in Shangri-La County, it suddenly comes to a 100 – degree turn to its northeast side to form a rare “V” glyph big bend—this is wondrous spectacle called “ First Bend of the Yangtze River”.
The zone of the First Bend of the Yangtze River reaching to the Shasongbi village, it features wide flow of water, green river water and green willows on both sides of the river. It is the best place to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. Step into the hill on the Shasongbi Village, you can have a birds’ eyes view of the whole First Bend of the Yangtze River.
With the picturesque landscape, the First Bend of the Yangtze River is along the mountain and water, which enjoys the reputation of “Small Jiangnan”. And it is not only the important scenic area in Lijiang, but also the throat key place to enter into the Laojun mountain scenic area and three parallel rivers region. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Shek kwu, Giant Survey and Tacheng Prefecture there.
Travel information: 1) Ticket price: free; 2) Opening time: all day round; 3) Best time to visit: autumn and summer for the pleasant climate in autumn and beautiful flowers in summer; besides, winter also is a good choice for you for its enough sunshine day.