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Does it safe to Dali-Lijiang since the earthquake attack Yunnan?

Does it safe to Dali-Lijiang since the earthquake attack Yunnan?

Old Mar 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM
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Does it safe to Dali-Lijiang since the earthquake attack Yunnan?

I just heard that Yunnan got an earthquake last week.
I have a trip to Dali and Lijiang next week, the full itinerary is beijing-kunming-lijiang-dali-guilin-shanghai.
What I want to know is the safety of the places in Yunnan. Need some suggestions from you to help me whether to go or change my itinerary right now. If it is safety, anything should I pay attention when I travel there?

Thanks for your all!
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Old Mar 13th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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The Lijiang area of China does lie on or near a fault line. The chances of you being in an earthquake is very rare but does exist and no one can tell you for sure. Personally I would go and if you want to feel more secure you can always buy insurances.
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Yes, I agree with Hanuman.
Lijiang is located on the northwestern Yunnan. And Yingjiang county (attacked by earthquake) is located on the western Yunnan. Lijiang may be influenced by the earthquake slightly. Another better way to get the exact information is to consult local travel agents or some travel service orgnization.
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Old Mar 13th, 2011, 11:13 PM
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Actually, Yunnan has earthquakes fairly regularly; it has small tremours pretty frequently, and the last large one was in 2009 and it had a series of large ones in 2008. Lijiang itself was rebuilt to its very charming current state largley due to a 7.0 earthquake which occured in the city in 1996. That being said, it is just impossible to predict if there will be another large earthquake soon or during your visit. You seem not to be aware that Liijiang and that area are prone to earthquakes, so I guess if the quake in Yunnan had not happened last week, you would have gone without any worry. So perhpas there is your answer.
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Do be afraid to Lijiang, although there is an earthquake in Yunnan, Lijiang and Dali still be there without damages by this disaster.
If you still consider about this problem, you can change your destination as well. Becaue Lijiang is an ancient town, so you can change to another ancient town or water town such as Pingyao in Shanxi and Wuzhen water town etc...
Although these towns may have different tastes from Lijiang, they are also worth to visiting as the optional destinations.And they are located in the mid-China and eastern China which are away from the Yunnan province so that you may avoid the possible earthquake factor.
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I just returned. Your biggest danger is fecal bacteria in the water and food, not earthquakes. Advise anyone to go to boil water 5 minutes or more due to altitude and stay away from street food. YES...it is that bad. Advice...if you can't peel it, boil it, or cook it, forget it. Sanitation is not a strong point of LiJiang.

Altitude sickness can also occur. If you go to Snowy Mountain, be aware it's nearly 15,000 feet (4605 meters) at the top of the gondola. There are no medivac helecopters to escort you down if you get altitude sickness. There are oxygen cans available (60Yuan each) at the top. Suggest biting the bullet on that and getting a couple just in case. Even the park at the base is about 12,000 feet.

The town is fun, and there's lots of night life in old-town. Haggle on prices too...and don't buy at the airports or within park boundaries for best deal-making. What is 10-30Yuan (about $5-7) at old-town costs 600 ($70-80) at LiJiang airport...for the same thing. Buy it when you see it, since you're unlikely to see it again once outside of the area.
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