Lijiang is one of the most popular and favourite tourist destinations for mainland Chinese & others in the southwest province of Yunnan. Try to avoid the "Golden Weeks" : the first week of May and October; also, Spring Festival because domestic visitors throng to this wonderful place in droves.
Lijiang Old Town and Square Market will captivate you for hours on end. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Spruce Meadow and White Water River, are not far away. There is a famous Chinese tune called "Lijiang Is Beautiful", which is hauntingly sweet and absolutely true.