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Baisha, Lijiang, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Baisha village on our way back from Tiger Leaping Gorge. A highlight was seeing the pictographic writing of the Naxi people. The murals themselves are very dark frescoes that are in poor repair.They were heavily damaged during the revolution. Faces were scarred...More

Thank aging2016
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This village is what I imagine the two other old towns would have been, before refurbishment exercise to clean up and gloss over the rough edges to cater to tourists. The murals have degraded due to age, but are still beautiful and unique. The residents...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

For a variety of reasons including the Cultural Revolution and deterioration of natural materials, plus wood construction prone to fire, little that is old in China has been preserved. These murals are not particularly well executed, pleasing to see, interesting or well preserved. They are...More

1  Thank Charon666
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The murals were disappointing. The replicas were damaged and it was difficult to really appreciate the originals. The town itself is quickly becoming overrun with tourists consequently it has lost any charm it may have enjoyed. A bit of a jaundiced review but in my...More

1  Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Although a significant part of history. The outside pictograph gallery promised plenty. Not to see the originals or photograph the palace was a let down. As these are only replicas why not attempt a restoration. The town itself more interesting although it too is becoming...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

On 18 Apr 2017 (Tue) we visited the Baisha murals which are consisted of a thousand years old paintings combining the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people. Pittifully and it is shamful that the characters in the murals have all been defaced during the...More

Thank Lian Tiong G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I was hesitate to pay for the entrance fee of RMB30 in the first place. It later proved that I had my grounds for hesitation. The size of murals is not impressive and let alone most of them were badly damaged without restoration.

1  Thank Karmaexplorer
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A little disappointed as expected to see and photograph the original. But did enjoy the town area though.

1  Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank dcn_nz
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

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Tini H
28 March 2017|
Response from dcn_nz | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you take the number 6 bus or a taxi. Taxi fron Shuhe should be about half an hour, but of course will be more expensive.
19 July 2016|
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Response from SoBeSparky | Reviewed this property |
You can easily do it on your own. Those pictured are a mixture of various local religions and "gods," ecumenical art, if you will. If you have visual aids to help identify the personages/gods, that would be helpful.