Stone Drum (Shigu) Town

Attraction Shigu Town, Lijiang 674113, China Published on: 20-09-2016

2 hours
08:00 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
0.00 USD

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Stone Drum Town (Shigu Town) is located in the western of Lijiang Old Town. It is the ancient battleground strategic.

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How to get to Stone Drum (Shigu) Town?

There are two ways of traveling Shigu Ancient Town, the first is to charter a car to Shigu Town directly, and the second is going to Liming Laojun Mountain via Shigu Ancient Town. Departing from Lijiang Old Town and passing Lashi Lake, and then there are two roads can lead to Shigu town, one is bypassing north side of Tiejia Mountain to Xionggu village, and going northward to the riverside then going upstream westward to Shigu; another is throwing over Tiejia Mountain from Tai’an to Baihanchang, going westward to Shigu. Two roads are all around 65 km, the first road condition is quite good, but the second road can give people a surprise that when you go the path winds along mountain ridges and suddenly Yangtze River First Bend appears. Since Qing dynasty, Shigu Ancient Town has formed quite busy market.



Shigu Town, Lijiang 674113, China

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Tips for you

  • You should take some thick and long sleaves with you to prevent getting cold. Do not forget to prepare some Cold medicine and intestinal medicine. As Lijiang is located on plateau, the ultraviolet (uv) radiation is very strong that you should bring sunhat and sun scream with you.
    What to bring
  • The temperature difference is big between day and night, especially when it is rain.
  • Some attractions that you should visit in Shigu Ancient Town: Yangtze River First Bay, Drum-shaped Stone Tablet , Tiehong Bridge, Red Army Monument of Crossing the River, Jujin Ancient Ferry, Lijiang Horse.
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The starting point of Shigu Town is the scenic attraction of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. The combination of mountains, sea of clouds and the bend of Yangtze River presents breathtaking scenic views which are excellent for photography. Our visit was coincided with weekly Market Day. All kinds of local delicacies, herbs, traditional medicines, roots, fruits, nuts, handicrafts, etc. As we walked pass all the stalls and up the hill top, the full view of the town was presented. This is also the venue for the monument and memorial museum of the Long March. There are some exhibits and maps that showed the historical routes of the Long March by the Red Army had begun. There is drum tower within this attraction. Shigu Town is worth visiting for its cultural and historical values.

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This town stands at the First Bend of the Yangtze River and is militarily strategic. Zhuge Liang, of the Three Kingdoms crossed here as did Kublai Khan. The second route of the Red Army crossed the river and began their long march here. There is a monument of the Long March on a hill which also provides a birds eye view of the town. The town is also a very important stop in the Tea Horse Route. Market days are held every third day. We missed the market day but we still found the visit to this authentic town interesting.

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