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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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