Baishan Village is located 10 kilometers far from north of Lijiang Old Town, facing Jade Dragon Mountain in the north, lying Shuhe Old Town in the south and nestling Zhishan Mountain in West. Baishan Village is the birthplace of “Tusi”, chief of the Mu clan. Due to the white sand on the ground, hence the name Baisha Village, which mean white sand in Chinese.
Baisha Village has much to offer for visitors, the delicately arched bridges, azure blue sky, and cozy warm sunshine. While it boasts the unparalleled tranquility that Lijiang Old Town cannot match. It still keeps the traditional lifestyle of Naxi ethnic minorities in the past thousands of years. Sitting along the street and enjoying the sunshine cast would never fail to be a terrific experience. On the street, groups of horses loading charcoal descending from the mountains, dark-skin Naxi farmers smiling naively, two cattle pulling plough walking slowly on the street, and diligent Naxi women carrying clusters of timber backing home are ubiquitous, which hooks travelers greatly and forget to leave.
Baisha MuralBaishai Old Town is home to the murals of Lijiang. Baisha Murals drew in Ming Dynasty is the national protected cultural relics, among which the murals in Dabaoji Palace is the most massive in scale. The palace hosts 12 murals painted 167 images of religious theme, such as Rulai Buddha, Four Heavenly Kings, Three Hevajras of Lamaisms and the like. The murals are different in shapes, vivid in facial expressions, fine in workmanship and well-blended in colors, where Buddha, Taoism and Lamaism are harmoniously converged in Lijiang. Some murals capture the scene of people’s hunting, fishing, forging iron, chopping timber, and weaving and so on. Some themes as running horses, blooming flowers, lavish forest, house-holds around farmlands, flying birds and shuttling fishes are all vividly painted in the murals.
Admission Fee: 10RMB for Baisha Town, 30RMB for Baisha Mural
Open Time: All the day
How to get to: Get to Tourist building beside the Jinjia Market to take the rental cars to get there.