Lijiang Jet Charter

Private Flights to Lijiang, China

Private Jets China is the best way to enjoy private jet charters to Lijiang, a city in the northwest of the Yunnan province. Famous for its UNESCO Heritage Site and Old Town of Lijiang, the area offers beautiful Chinese architecture a combined with breathtaking landscapes.

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Enjoy the most comfortable, stylish, and secure way to travel. Private plane charters in Lijiang can be arranged around the clock, allowing both luxury and executive travelers to fly when they want, where they want. No waiting in lines, either, as private jet travel is expedited to maximize your time.

Private Jets China is available 24 hours a day to arrange private jet charter flights to Lijiang, China. Enjoy access to thousands of private charter planes around the world, competitive rates, fast response times, and the highest levels of safety & service in the industry.

Airports in Lijiang for Private Jet Charter Flights

Private flights to the northwest of China’s Yunnan province will arrive/depart using Lijiang Sanyi Airport. The airport handled the majority of Yunnan’s air traffic after Kunming Wujiaba International Airport closed, renovated and modernized since 1923 and the closest nearby airport. Kunming’s new airport, Kunming Changshui International, offers two runways and handles nearly 40 million passengers annually, earning it a place on the list of the 50 busiest airports in the world. By 2020, Changshui is expected to handle more than 43 million passengers.

(ZPLJ, LJG) Lijiang Sanyi Airport – Lijiang Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China

Private flights to the area will arrive at Lijiang Sanyi International Airport (IATA: LJG, ICAO: ZPLJ) is an airport serving Lijiang, Yunnan province, China. Built in 1995, the airport is located 35 minutes (22 kilometers) from the Lijiang Old Town, and 45 minutes (28 kilometers) from Shuhe Old Town.

Sanyi International offers a single runway for private jets and executive airliners, including the Boeing 767 and Airbus A330. Customs & immigration services are also available, and require passport, GENDEC, and visas. Shuttle flights between Lijiang and Kunming take just under an hour. International flights began at Sanyi in 2011, however, only a handful of routes are offered – Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and occasionally Seoul. Instead, hire a charter plane with Private Jets China, and fly anywhere in the world.

Runway: 9,843 feet
Customs & Immigration: Yes; 0086-888-5165822

Private Planes for Charter Flights to/from Lijiang

Find the right private jet at the right price for your charter flight to or from Sanyi International. When you request a flight from our Lijiang jet charter brokers, we utilize systems allowing us to see every plane available for your flight, whether you’re in the Yunnan province, surrounding parts of mainland China, or traveling from overseas.

Lijiang Private Charter Planes

We’ll connect you with aircraft options that meet your preferences and budget, and have been thoroughly vetted. This includes safety check, with our charter brokers reviewing third party safety audits to ensure planes and pilots we arrange meet our strict requirements for private jet charter Lijiang.

Choose a heavy jet like a Gulfstream G4, Challenger 604, or Legacy 600. Fly internationally in a long range jet like a Gulfstream GV, GVI, or G650ER, a Global Express XRS, or a Falcon 8X. Travel within Southeast Asia in midsize jets like Hawker 800XP’s, Cessna Citation X’s, or LearJet 60XR’s. Private Jets China offers the most flexible and luxurious way to fly private in Lijiang, China.

Midsize | Super Midsize Jets

  • Citation Excel / XLS
  • Citation Sovereign
  • Citation X (10)
  • Challenger 300 / 350
  • Falcon 50 / 50EX
  • Gulfstream G150
  • Gulfstream G200 / G280
  • Hawker 700
  • Hawker 800 / 800A / 800XP / 850XPi
  • Hawker 900 / 900XP
  • Hawker 1000 / 4000
  • Lear 55
  • Lear 60 / 60XR
  • Legacy 450 / 500

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Large | Heavy Jets

  • Challenger 601
  • Challenger 604 / 605
  • Challenger 650
  • Challenger 850
  • Embraer Lineage 1000
  • Falcon 900 / LX
  • Falcon 2000 / EX / LX / LXS
  • Falcon 2000S
  • Global 5000
  • Gulfstream G450
  • Gulfstream GIV / G4
  • Gulfstream GIV-SP / G4 SP
  • Legacy 600
  • Legacy 650

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Long Range Jets

  • Falcon 7X
  • Falcon 8X
  • Global Express / XRS
  • Global 6000
  • Global 7000
  • Global 8000
  • Gulfstream GV / G5
  • Gulfstream GV-SP
  • Gulfstream G550
  • Gulfstream G600
  • Gulfstream G650 / ER

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VIP Airliners

  • Airbus ACJ-318 Elite Corporate Jet
  • Airbus ACJ-319 VIP
  • Airbus ACJ-320 VIP
  • Airbus ACJ-321 VIP
  • Boeing Business Jet BBJ / BBJ2 / BBJ3
  • Boeing B-727 VIP
  • Boeing B-737 VIP
  • Boeing B-747 VIP
  • Boeing B-757 VIP
  • Boeing B-787 Dreamliner VIP
  • Bombardier CRJ-200

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Fly Private to Lijiang, China | Lijiang International Airport

Rent a private jet and visit Lijiang, a city in China with a rich history dating back more than 800 years to the Song Dynasty. Lijiang served as an important city geographically, guarding the division of the Jade River into three streams, among which canals and waterways were cut to flow along the old town streets.

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In ancient times, the Baisha Old Town was the hub of silk embroidery in southwest China, and the most important place of the Ancient Southern Silk Road, also called the Ancient Tea and Horse Road. The Southern Silk Road began in Burma, passed through Lijiang, Shangri-La County, Tibet; through Iran and the Fertile Crescent, and finally arriving in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Baisha Old Town was the political, commercial, and cultural center for the Naxi people and other ethnic groups between the  mid 600’s and early 1100’s AD. Lijiang City replaced the former administrative region of Lijiang Naxi Autonomous Prefecture. It was under the rule of the Mu family’s (木氏) local commanders (土司) during the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty.

An American commissioner authored a book bringing fame to the town during the 19th century, and tourists returned after China liberalized its visa policy during the 1980s. Local restaurants and cafes began to pop up, and domestic and international attention was gained after an earthquake in 1996.

Amid the ruins, people were drawn to the lifestyle and environment around Lijiang, and tourism rose dramatically. Movies and TV shows have made it as popular as Dali, Yunnan’s main tourist spot, although Xishuangbanna on the rise as both Lijiang and Dali become more commercial, and more expensive.

Climate in Lijiang, China

Lijiang is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan, bordering Sichuan at the convergence of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Thanks to its combination of low-latitude and high-elevation, the center of the city experiences a mild, subtropical highland climate.

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The annual temperature is around 55°F (13°C), with an average of 38 inches of precipitation, most of which falls between June and September. It’s also home to plenty of sunshine, with monthly possible percentages ranging from 32% in the summer to 80% in the winter, receiving nearly 2,500 hours of annual sunshine. So, what should you pack for your private flight?

If your private plane charter is scheduled during the winter, you’ll be happy to know they’re considered mild, very dry, and sunny. That said, average lows in December and January can dip just below freezing; January, the coldest time of year, brings an average 24 hour temp of 43°F (6°C).

Spring starts early, remaining dry and sunny until late May, when the frequency and amount of rainfall rises and lasts until late Fall. Summers are warm, rainy (more so than sunny) and damp, although it stays comfortable with June, the warmest month, averaging 65°F (18.4°C). rainfall drops draamtically as Autumn begins and the city returns to sunnier days.

Luxury Hotels near Lijiang, China

Fly private and stay in one of Lijiang’s five-star luxury hotel options. Relax in style in between business meetings or vacation activities.

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Below we’ve listed some of the top luxury hotel choices within the Lijiang area. These hotels were selected based on location, reviews, and customer feedback. After you arrive, we can arrange for ground transportation or private helicopter to transport you to the resort or hotel of your choice.

Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
276 Xianghe Road, Old Town District

Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa
Shuhe Old Town Entrance Road
+86 888 5300111

Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town
111 Xing Wen Alley Qi Yi Street, Old Town District
1 877 270 1392

Banyan Tree Lijiang
Yuerong Road, Shuhe, Gucheng District, Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China, 674100
+86 888 533 1111

Attractions & Activities near Lijiang, China

There’s a ton of things to see and do after your Lijiang private jet charter arrives at Sanyi Airport, so we’ll to our best to go over the best things to do and see after your jet charter flight to Lijiang, China.

First, make a stop in Lijiang Old Town, carrying with it a history that dates back more than 1,000 years; Old Town was a focus point along the “Old Tea Horse Caravan Trail” trading route during the time of the “Silk Road”.

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Then, swing by World Heritage Park, covering approximately 30 acres, with displays of several scenic spots all in one spot. It’s a very nice spot, and its surroundings are very tourist-friendly.

Mufu Palace, once inhabited by the My Clan that ruled for several centuries in China, is a very large complex, housing many fine works of art before wars and the revolution. You can go to the top to also visit a Daoist temple where you can be given a fortune for a small donation. There are some tea tasting areas, and a local wine is available in shot glasses.

Next up, Square Street. It’s a lot like the kind of China Town you’d find in America – sections dedicated to local cuisine and merchandise. If you want to experience some real original Chinese cuisine, this is the place.

Lijiang Impressions Show is put on daily by the people of Lijiang, and is one of the must-see attractions while in Lijiang. If you don’t understand the local language, you may not get the full effect, but it’s interesting to know the people in the show are locals, and not professional actors/dancers.

Dayan Naxi Ancient Concert is a great show put on in Lijiang that almost anyone will recommend to attend during your visit. The music is of local culture, so tourists from the west will definitely be experiencing something new, and the show is explained in English as well as Chinese for those not native.

Scenic photos can be had over at Lugu Lake. Many people comment on how beautiful Lugu Lake is, and how nice the people are. However, the one thing that stands out is if the difference in weather due to its location is less than favorable, your stay may not be very exciting.

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Finally, there’s White Water River, more popularly known as “Blue Moon Valley”. This man-made scenic spot is truly a beautiful way to end your stay. You can find it yourself or go on the Jade Snow Dragon Mountain tour, but it’s great to see the waterfalls and snow-capped mountain either way.

Things to do Nearby

About 15 kilometers to the north lies the village of Baisha, famous for the Baisha Fresco, and the Naxi Hand-made Embroidery Institute. The Baisha Fresco was built 600 years ago during the Ming Dynasty.

The Naxi Hand-made Embroidery Institute, built 800 years ago, is home to the headquarters of the Naxi embroideries and a school for embroiderers. There are many masters, teachers, students and farmers there, with their arts on embroidery arts on display.

Then, you can continue north until the Baishui Terrace (Baishuitai, “White Water Terrace”), about 35 kilometers of Lijiang. Here, the spring water flows over a sinter terrace, leaving behind a form of rock known as travertine.

Still not sure what to do? Check out this travel guide.

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