Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Jiaozi Snow Mountain (轿子雪山) is reputedly the southernmost snow-capped peak in all of China. Topping out at an elevation of 4,247m, the mountain derives its name from its resemblance to a traditional chinese sedan.
Jiaozi has been a famed scenic spot for centuries, and was declared one of the most beautiful mountains of the realm by a Nanzhao ruler more than eleven centuries ago. Enchanting lakes, waterfalls that freeze over in winter, seas of clouds, fragrant azalea flowers in summer and verdant meadows are some of its natural attractions. The mountain is a 3h drive out of Kunming, and a visit here is best combined with one to Dongchuan Red Land.