Baisha Village

Entrance Fee Free;* Visitors need to pay CNY 30 if they appreciate the murals in the temple.

Opening Hours The village is available all day around. For murals: 08:00 to 18:00

Baisha Village, nestled at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, lies approximately 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) north of Lijiang Old Town. Unlike its more commercialized counterparts, Baisha Village exudes a serene ambiance, offering visitors a glimpse into the tranquil daily life of the Naxi people.

Baisha Village used to be a Naxi settlement and the birthplace of local Mu Family Governors. It was the political, economic and cultural center of Lijiang prior to the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). Its construction started during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) and it became prosperous during the Song (960 – 1279) and Yuan (1271 – 1368) Dynasties. From the Ming Dynasty, the governors moved their families to Dayan Town (the current Lijiang Ancient Town) but still built temples in Baisha Village, making this village a religious center during the early Ming Dynasty.

Today, Baisha Village stands as a living testament to its storied past, where ancient traditions and cultural heritage continue to thrive amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visitors to this historic enclave can immerse themselves in the timeless charm of Naxi life, wandering through its cobblestone streets and discovering the enduring legacy of a bygone era.

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