Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village, Lijiang

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With a total of 53 pieces of frescoes painted from 1385 to 1619, Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village gives you a rare opportunity to see a surviving early Ming-period painting. With most of the frescoes housed in the temple complex of Dabaoji Palace, you can enjoy an artful inclusion of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism on gorgeous murals. The murals are not particularly well-lit or restored, so you may want to hire a guide for further explanations. Offering a quiet retreat from busy Lijiang, Baisha township offers the chance to enjoy scenic views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take a stroll along traditional streets. Plan to visit Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Lijiang attractions using our Lijiang trip maker site .
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  • For a variety of reasons including the Cultural Revolution and deterioration of natural materials, plus wood construction prone to fire, little that is old in China has been preserved. These murals ar...  more »
  • The murals were disappointing. The replicas were damaged and it was difficult to really appreciate the originals. The town itself is quickly becoming overrun with tourists consequently it has lost any...  more »
  • Because I thought it would be quieter than dayan ancient town and Beam river, but the white sand is not hot for a reason, worth very poor, so-called with the original ecology is also a joke. Worst of all is the ugly and mercenary face of the scenic spot staff and other public officials. The star is friendly to the real local villagers.
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Though built on a small scale, Lijiang has long been a popular destination for Chinese tourists, and what was already a good choice of accommodations has grown with increased international interest. Expect to pay a premium to stay in the old town area, with hotels overlooking the main canals particularly popular. Head out of the old town and you'll find a good range of more cost-effective, smaller guesthouses, hostels, and hotels, either in the suburban residential areas, or on the main roads leading out into the hillier areas of the region.
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