Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village

Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village

Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village
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A2151GHsamk
New York City, NY17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Lieutenant General Chennault (1893-1958), the Commander of the Flying Tigers, wrote in his diary, " The Naxi People who ae living at the foothill of Himalaya Mountain are very brave, bold, nice and helpful.The women are very famous for their handicrafts---silk embroidery."
I can add tie die, batik, and wood work to silk embroidery. You can visit any of their workshops. There are street musicians playing Naxi music and you can see local produce and medicinal mushrooms. A bag of freshly steamed chestnuts for 40 cents. And the view of the Snow Mountain simply magnificent.
We were there for 3 to 4 hours. Wish we had 3 weeks there learning handicraft, which by the way is offered free.
Compared to Lijiand, Baisha is quiet and remains unchanged since the Flying Tiger Days.
Written 15 November 2016
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Elise Kerk
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Couples
Chances are if you board a car and tell the driver to come here, they will tell you not to bother coming because there is nothing here. But perhaps it is because they cannot earn any money introducing you to shops here or that they don't find it interesting.

You will go here first before entering the Old Town.
There is an entrance fee of 60yuan.
After you complete seeing the murals, in the Old Town, instead of loud music blasting shops, there are quaint cafes and nice looking inns as well as traditional cloth dying and embroidery places of the Bai people to look at.

You can combine this trip with Shuhe Old Town. Taking a taxi from Dayan Old Town should only cost you 20yuan and about 15-20 mins depending on traffic conditions.
Go visit Baisha before Shuhe as you will be able to complete Baisha in just over an hour.

There are hardly any taxis from Baisha Old Town so hop onto bus number 6 (line A) and it's less than 5 mins to Shuhe Old Town. You could also take a 15 minutes walk there.
Written 20 August 2015
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dcn_nz
Nanchang, China100 contributions
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Jan 2017 • Friends
This is a great one-day side-trip to add to a visit to Lijiang and the Lijiang Old Town. You can grab the Number 6 bus from the road outside the north gate of the Lijiang Old Town, or grab a taxi. We took a taxi out and the bus back. The taxi was 50 yuan, and the bus was 1 yuan each.

The murals are interesting, if you enjoy that sort of thing, which I do. They are laid out in a nice open setting with lots of space and flow from one part of the site to another. Also, if you have paid the Lijiang Old Town maintenance fee, then there is a discount for admission. Well worth it.
Written 9 January 2017
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Michael T
Shanghai, China85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Very relaxed place not as commercialized as the other old towns. We went in the morning and had lunch there which seems a good choice. Afternoon we went on to the pond and the main old town what seems to be a good scheduling for a day.
Written 8 October 2016
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mysurp
Sandnes, Norway98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
A few nice old buildings and a few old murals. A bit difficult to appreciate either as you'll see plenty of both everywhere in China. Stop by if you have time and happen to be nearby, don't plan your trip around them if you're not extremely fond of old Buddhist murals.
Written 15 September 2016
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Ross GB
Catheys Valley, CA200 contributions
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Dec 2015 • Couples
The real reason to go to Baisha is to see the famous Dr. Ho (we met him and his family and had a personal tour, wonderful afternoon). However, the murals in the village are pretty cool. They have a park to walk around. It would look very pretty in the spring when the flowers are in bloom. (We were here in December). Just get on a north bound bus number 6 and you'll get there in about 25 minutes.
Written 2 January 2016
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RayC888
Wellington, New Zealand1,397 contributions
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Apr 2015
I'd like to begin this review by saying that Lijiang is well worth a visit but purists may not appreciate the fact that it's been cleaned up and modernised for the burgeoning tourists! I used to be like this and regard Shanghai as my least liked place in China because it's modernised so much that it's lost the olde world charm that it used to have when I first went there in 1979.

But back to Lijiang, yes, the markets and even this mural have been dollied up, I suspect, not just for posterity but for the tourist trade. Oddly enough, I still enjoyed it just as much as going to the old cities and towns like Suzhou.

So this mural is part of this gentrification and modernisation of this very old city and fits in with what the city government is doing. So although there's some "authentication" missing, on the other side, it's accessible and very pretty and makes for good photos! I suspect that because I'm getting older and expect more luxury on my trips, find that I'm less willing to continue searching out the really old and authentic, untouched parts of these towns and cities.

So definitely go there and see the new "old" Lijiang! You'll certainly do it in much more comfort that I did on my first visits 35 years ago! I'm starting to return to the places that I went to decades ago and think, "I don't remember it being like this?" But I still enjoy them just as much and I don't need to clean the mud off my shoes every night!
Written 29 September 2015
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Brienbut
Blind Bay, Canada517 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Couples
We toured Baisha Village with a guide. This is an old Naxi village but not nearly as commercialized or crowded as Old Town in Lijiang. The Naxi people were a tribe that settled this are of Yunnan and Baisha was one of their villages from the past. Vendors along the street fried potatoes, tofu, various meats. The embroidery shops had wonderful displays of created work. The embroidery is amazing and even the tie dyed items were worth a second glance.

There were characters along the street including Dr. Hu, a 93 year old character with perfect English and an amazin collection of materials and herbal remedies. An old woman wanted her picture taken but then wanted to be paid for it. The Naxi Hand Made Embroidery family has marvellous embroidery on display and for sale. We watched a woman embroidering a piece with a woman's face. The embroidery was incredible. She has been working on this one piece for 8 months. Take time to linger: there are no crowds and the pace of life is slow and relaxing. This is a real place where people live and work.
Written 6 September 2015
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ZhongguoKM
Kunming, China6,242 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Friends
The mural itself is not worth a special trip, in my opinion. But when combined with a visit to Baisha Old Town 白沙古真, it makes an interesting addition to the afternoon. The mural museum requires an admission fee, whereas the village itself does not.

Shows Dongba pictographic script, among other things. Not all ethnic minorities had written languages at that point in time. Note that you can see some of these from the outside, without buying a ticket.

The village itself is a center for colorful textiles. Some of the best ones are Miao, even though this is not really a Miao part of Yunnan. (Not sure I understand why.)

We had lunch here at a Naxi 纳西族 restaurant. Simple food, well prepared. Inexpensive. Will review it separately, but there are many such eating places here.
Written 25 August 2015
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chuxing
Estero, FL354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
Baisha Murals, or more accurately, wall-paintings, are quite interesting. Granted that this is not for everyone, but if you are interesting in Medieval European paintings, you will find the Murals here are as intriguing if not more, with a mixture of several religions (local, Mahayana Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism). Unfortunately, the explanations there are not very detailed, so if you could bring additional information online with your visit (or hire a local guide), so much the better. The inside light is dim for obvious reasons but is fairly adequate for viewing. The entire temple where the murals are located is very tranquil and beautiful as well. The entrance fee is 30RMB, plus the general Lijiang Old-Town Maintenance Fee (80RMB, a one-time fee required for many other attractions around Lijiang).

Baisha is not very commercialized yet, with most establishments run by the locals. The town is much quieter compared to Lijiang or ShuHe. The local dye fabric artwork is worth browsing, as one can walk into various courtyards to see beautiful and freshly made dye fabric artworks (wall-hangings, tabletop covers, scarfs, etc) hanging there for sale (and for bargaining). There is also a small Embroidery Institute (follow the sign on the main street) is worth a visit (free).

Baisha can be reached by bicycles (as many reviewers indicated) or by public bus ( we took No. 6 bus). One can also walk from ShuHe to Baisha, for about 30 mins, with nice and not-yet-spoiled country scenes.
Written 18 July 2013
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