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Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village

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A step back in time

The murals give an insight into times long past. They have deteriorated but to be expected. Good to... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
John G
Jamberoo, Australia
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Frescoes with much symbolism and ancient stories

We visited the Baisha village on our way back from Tiger Leaping Gorge. A highlight was seeing the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Baisha | Yulong County, Lijiang 674101, China
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This temple is noted for its frescos which are held within the temple set in small but well kept grounds. They are very faded and were damaged during the cultural revolution but are of major historical value. There are full size copies as you enter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rvwr2012
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Worth it if you're interested in the history and have already paid the Lijiang preservation fee, as this was the only location on this visit that we needed to have paid that fee for, it was not worth that cost. The murals are very hard...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide took us for a brief visit of this historic site, which costed $30 RMB per person. It’s bit mundane, I wasn’t impressed with this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The murals give an insight into times long past. They have deteriorated but to be expected. Good to have a guide to explain things.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited the Baisha village on our way back from Tiger Leaping Gorge. A highlight was seeing the pictographic writing of the Naxi people. The murals themselves are very dark frescoes that are in poor repair.They were heavily damaged during the revolution. Faces were scarred...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aging2016
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This village is what I imagine the two other old towns would have been, before refurbishment exercise to clean up and gloss over the rough edges to cater to tourists. The murals have degraded due to age, but are still beautiful and unique. The residents...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 are not particularly well executed, pleasing to see, interesting or well preserved. They are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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 charm it may have enjoyed. A bit of a jaundiced review but in my...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Although a significant part of history. The outside pictograph gallery promised plenty. Not to see the originals or photograph the palace was a let down. As these are only replicas why not attempt a restoration. The town itself more interesting although it too is becoming...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

On 18 Apr 2017 (Tue) we visited the Baisha murals which are consisted of a thousand years old paintings combining the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people. Pittifully and it is shamful that the characters in the murals have all been defaced during the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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28 March 2017|
Response from dcn_nz | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you take the number 6 bus or a taxi. Taxi fron Shuhe should be about half an hour, but of course will be more expensive.
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Response from SoBeSparky | Reviewed this property |
You can easily do it on your own. Those pictured are a mixture of various local religions and "gods," ecumenical art, if you will. If you have visual aids to help identify the personages/gods, that would be helpful.