Stone Drum Town

by jessica on June 12, 2013

Stone Drum Town Stone Drum Town

Located in the west of the Lijiang Ancient Town with its east near the JuHe villages and Longpan village, and south connecting the Stone Village, west and north close to Li Ming village, the Stone Drum Town is the strategically important place for military strategist in ancient China. The Stone Drum Town got its name because of a white marble carved drum-shaped stone there, whose diameter is of 15 meters and thickness of 0.7 meters and it is one of the earliest stone tablets found in Lijiang which has great importance on the village there.

Stone Drum Town Stone Drum Town

Stone Drum Town is the Yuengling mountain slope descent forJinsha river valley area gradually, where the famous “first bend of the Yangtze River” formed. There have two main terrains: river valley and mountain, with an altitude of 1864 meters to 3500 meters. Listed as one of the red tourism choice tours of revolutionary heritage, the Stone Drum Town is an important town for Tibetan and Han nationality area trading. The Tibetans sell fur and Chinese herbal medicine there and buy tea, salt, cloth and other daily necessities. There is a mountain slope in the west of the Stone Drum Town, which is the best place to take photos and have a birds eyes’ view of the first bend of the Yangtze River. Besides, in the building roof of the government office building of the Stone Drum Town, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the First Bend of the Yangtze River.

It is 100 kilometers away from the Tuscaloosam, the whole way is closely along the west band of the Jinsha River, when entering into it, you will firstly view the picturesque landscape of the Jinsha River, and both sides are distributing historic sites and ancient ferry, which make you see a historical and cultural corridor, and it is a feeling of who will be throughout the entire coastline.

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