Travel in Yunnan
 
 
 
Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel
Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel
Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel
 
Baisha (literally translated as “White Sand”) located in the north of Lijiang. Before 1270, Baisha was the capital of the Naxi Kingdom. The ancestors of the Naxi people crossed the Jinshajiang River (also known as “Golden Sands” River), came down from Jade Dragon Mountain and finally entered Lijiang Basin. The first place they arrived in Lijiang was Baisha. Here, they set up the first settlement and created their culture.
 
Baisha
 
We can find the earliest Naxi architectures of Lijiang in Baisha. They were built in the early days of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) with a simple and unsophisticated style. All the traditional old Chinese houses along the cobbled lanes are still looking like part of the ancient period except some of them are now turned into shops for selling arts and crafts to visitors. There are also four old men playing local Chinese musical instruments in the village.
 
The other attracting part of Baisha is probably the frescoes, which were made in the Ming Dynasty. It is a great work of art that reflects the multiple cultures at that time. All of the Baisha murals are about religion. They are attracted because of their distinctive characteristics and precious historical connotations. However their uniqueness comes from the fact that they are the combination of Buddhism, Taoism and Lamaism, which is quite a rare phenomenon.
Baisha
 
The present murals are all kept in Dabaoji Palace and Liuli Temple in Baisha. All of the 55 murals were masterpieces in the Ming Dynasty. The frescoes portrayed scenes of ancient human lives with the facial expressions that are vivid enough to show their happiness, anger, sadness and joys.
 
Baisha
Doctor Ho and his wife in their clinic in Baisha village
 
By the way, if time allows, why don’t you have an herbal tea in Dr. He’s house inside the village? The 84 year-old He Shixiu, who can speak English fluently, opens a “Snow-mountain Herb Clinic” in Baisha village that well-known no matter for locals and foreigners. He may give you some medical advices in Chinese sight.
Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel
 
Lijiang Tours
Lijiang Trekking
Lijiang Hotels
Lijiang Flights
Lijiang Weather
Lijiang Photos

 

     
  Voyage Yunnan  
     
 
Contact
 
     
 
voyages.yunnan@gmail.com
 
  Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel  
     
 
Travel Info
 
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel  
     
 
Yunnan Hotels  
 
 
 
   
   
 
Lijiang  
 
   
   
   
 

Xishuangbanna

 
  Baisha Village - Lijiang Travel  
     
 
Click for detail Yunnan Map
 
   
Travel in Yunnan
Travel in Yunnan
Travel in Yunnan
Travel in Yunnan
Travel in Yunnan
   
Email: voyages.yunnan@gmail.com
© 2006-2012 Asian Roads Ltd. All rights reserved.  No portion of this website may be duplicated, redistributed, or manipulated in any form.