Nuodeng Ancient Town Overview

Basic Information

Chinese Nam: 诺邓古镇

Location: in the west of Yunnan Province

Language: Bai Language

Postal code: 672700

Area code(s): 0872

Where to Stay

Nuodeng accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.

What to Visit

There are many scenic spots, such as Yuhuang Pavilian, Wenmiao Temple, Wumiao Temple, Longwang Temple, and Salt Road.

Best Time to Visit

The best time for touring Dali is between March and June every year, because at that time there is the celebration for the March Street in Dali. It is also the time when the camellias are in bloom. It is warm and there is no wind or sand. Similarly, the best time for touring Nuodeng is also between March and June.


Nuodeng Bai’s village is regarded as one of oldest traditional villages in Yunnan. Spectacular hamlet of ancient Ming and Qing dynasty houses and flagstone streets is unique. There are a lot of temple buildings in the village such as Yuhuangge Pavilion, Wen Temple, Wu Temple, Dragon Temple, Squared Gate built in Ming and Qin Dynasties. The sites of salt well, salt bureau, salt institution can easily be seen.


There is a "salt horse ancient route" in Nuodeng. It can be traced back to 2000 years ago. The town was a very important salt mining spot in that time. It remains its traditional extraction method by burning wood to get salt. Today, it lives Bai minority there.

What to Buy                                                                                      

There are many special things that you can buy, such as Nuodeng ham, Yunlong tea.


Each place has its own special dishes in China. Nuodeng ham, papaya chicken and Rushan are very famous in Nuodeng.


The major festivals around Nuodeng include Confucius Memorial Ceremony, Visiting Three Spirits, Bai Torch Festival, Benzhu Worship Festival.