Baofeng Old Town in Yunlong County, Dali
Chinese Name: 宝丰古镇
Chinese Pinyin: Bao Feng Gu Zhen
English Name: Baofeng Ancient Town in Yunlong County, Dali
Type: ancient town
Opening Hours: all day
Recommended Visiting Hours: 3-5 hours
Location: Yunlong County, Dali Prefecture
Baofeng Ancient Town in Yunlong County
Baofeng Ancient Town(宝丰古镇) is one of the birthplaces of the ancestors of Yunlong, located in the county seat of Yunlong County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It was once the governor of Yunlong Prefecture in the Qing Dynasty. Like the Lijiang Ancient Town, Baofeng Town also wnjoys thw long and profound history. The houses of Baofeng are typical Bai people’s residence style. Some are tall and sturdy, and some are small and exquisite. It was called Majing or Jinquanjing. In the early Ming Dynasty, due to the massive exploitation of well salt, the local salt industry was very prosperous. The court was set up for the salt industry. In the second year of Chongzhen period of Ming (1629), Yunlong Prefecture moved from Sanqi Village to Baofeng until 1929. For 300 years, Baofeng had been the seat of Yunlong Prefecture (county) and was the political, economic and cultural center of Yunlong.
How to get to Baofeng Ancient Town?
It is 150 km from Dali to Yunlong. Baofeng is 11 km from the county seat of Yunlong. Travelers can take the shuttles from Xiaguan to Yunlong Passenger Station. There are the mini-bus from passenger station to Baofeng Ancient Town. It takes you RMB 7. After 10 minutes, you can get off in Baofeng Ancient Town.
Baofeng is a historic town, and the main attractions are the historic and cultural relics.
1.Baiyige Temple (白衣阁)
Baiyige Temple of Baofeng Town is located in the Delong Mountain, west of Baofeng Town, with altitude of 1710 meters. According to the ancient record of Baiyige, it is built in 1644 and finished in 1645. In its prosperous, there are Taihe Temple and Yuhuang Temple etc. standing besides the Bayige Temple. It was entitled as the key protection unit of Yunlong County.