Lijiang is a place blessed with an advantageous geographical position and a mild climate all year-round, resulting in a variety of natural resources and agricultural products in the region. The Naxi people, who have lived here for many generations, have developed their own cuisine using the rich local ingredients. Their dishes, with a refreshing flavor intermediate between Han Group and Tibetan, are a must to try if you travel there.
|Lijiang Dim Sum|
As more and more visitors from home and abroad come to this city year by year, a number of western and Chinese restaurants catering for their needs have already opened in Lijiang. Moreover, some former visitors who enjoyed Lijiang very much have now opened their own restaurants here, providing visitors with a place not only for food but also to share their tourist experience.
Where to eat
Besides being a tourist attraction in Lijiang, Square Street is also an ideal place for visitors to sample the local snacks. Other snacks from Yunnan Province, such as the well known Cross-bridge Rice Noodle, are also sold here.
|A Local Restaurant in the Old Town|
It specializes in Naxi cuisine, attracting many visitors from home and abroad.
Location: Fuhui Road, the New District
Naxi Yinshi Wenhua Cheng (Naxi Food and Culture City)
You can sample various local snacks and cuisines here while enjoying dancing and singing.
Location: in the middle section of Fuhui Road, the New District
Dashiqiao Snack (Big Stone Bridge Snack)
Location: No.5, Square Street, the Old Town
The Old Town Beef Restaurant (also known as Ha's Beef Restaurant)
Serving Muslim food, it has a history of more than ninety years.
Location: Xueshan Middle Road
Western Food Restaurant
Currently, there are a large number of western restaurants which have opened in Lijiang, especially in the Old Town. These range from star-rated hotels to characteristic steakhouses.
Lijiang Guanfang Hotel
This is the first five star-rated hotel built in Yunnan Province, serving both western and Chinese food.
Location: Shangri-La Avenue, the New District
Built alongside a babbling stream in the Old Town, it is popular with western visitors.
Location: Xinyi Street, the Old Town
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1) In most (say mid-tier) restaurants, how much would be it be for a meal per person?
2) How much is it per person to try good regional regional food?