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Shigu Town, Lijiang 674113, China
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great history here at the first bend of the Yangtze River and you get a great view of the terraced rice fields. You can walk across the iron chain bridge. You get a real sense of how life really is in this village by walking...More

Thank KCrC2011
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This historic village is set on the important first bend in the Yangtze River. Without the turning of the river China would not be what it was and is today. The Yangtze turns north here and then flows eastward across China to water the south...More

1  Thank mzungu333
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is on the way from Lijiang to Shangri La but you won't be impressed after seeing Dali and Lijiang. If time is tight definitely skip it

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is considered to be an almost sacred place as it is where the Yangtze was 'forced' to make its first bend due to the mountain. There is a parking area in the middle of the main street and walking across the road, through a...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We stopped by here on way to Leaping Tiger Gorge. They have one of the oldest stone drums in China. A military strategy point, many battles were here.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

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...More

Thank ryanteo
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This small town has some relics relating to the Long March. There is a stone drum currently being restored that marks the event. Not far from the town is a viewing point marking the "first turn " of the Yang Tse River as it turns...More

Thank MILOUW
Reviewed 6 January 2015

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...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 8 June 2013

A short visit to Shigu is worth the travel over from Lijiang. The drive reveals some of the most outstanding scenery and accompanied with your read "forgotten Kingdom" by Peter Goullart the backdrop is perfect to imagine a bygone age in China. Shigu is worth...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Shigu is small and quaint, with hilly backstreets and alleys offering views over the Yangtze first bend. The town has a lot of history, being part of the ancient tea route and was the first night stop for travelers back then after leaving Lijiang. The...More

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