Baoshan Stone Town

Baoshan Stone Town Overview

Chinese Name: 宝山石头城 English IPA: Baoshan Stone Town Location: 110 kilometers away from the north of Lijiang Population (city): 902 Language: Mandarin & Naxi Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Baoshan Stone Town is a key point of the Ancient Tea Horse Caravan, which is a nice choice for you to plan a Yunnan Trip of the Tea Horse Caravan. It is located about 110 km north of Lijiang in Yunnan province, which got its name because over 100 Naxi families live in a compact community on a gigantic stone like a mushroom.

Highlights of Baoshan Stone Town

Stone Houses: The people built their houses according to the things that they can use around them. Some people use stones to make columns, desks and tables, and some water vats, stone kitchen range and even bed. 

Long History: Baoshan Stone Town has existed for thousands of years. The Naxi people developed from a nomadic ethnic group, their relocation from northwest China to the bank of the Jinshajiang River had lasted about a thousand years. 

Independent Irrigation System: The most wonderful thing in the village is the independent aqueducts/irrigation system. The villagers use them for each track of field, but without any affection on those of others’.



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Baoshan Stone Town Attractions

Facing Jinsha River and being backed by the high mountains, Baoshan Stone Town enjoys the scenery of grand and beautiful. Besides, there are many scenic spots around Baoshan Stone Town, such as Taizi Pass, Cave of Dropping Flood Praying for Children, Rock Painting of Taizi Pass, Keling Karst Cave, etc. [...]

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Baoshan Stone Town Tours

Nestled at the banks of the Yangtze River, Baoshan Stone Town is worth a visit when you're around the area of Lijiang. Hiking tours of Baoshan Stone Village are most popular. Here we have prearrange some trekking tour packages such as 10 Days Yunnan Trekking Tour from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Baoshan Stone Town and Lugu Lake, 12 Days Yunnan Trekking Tour from Lugu Lake to Baoshan Stone Town and Tiger Leaping Gorge, etc. Click the list below or you can tailor-make you [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Baoshan Stone Town , China Climate & When to Go

Baoshan Stone Town is located at the eastern foot of yak mountain, the northeast branch of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and above the steep slope on the west bank of Jinsha river. The average elevation is 1720 meters above sea level, and the highest height in the town is 1750 meters.  1. Climate of Baoshan Stone Town Baoshan Stone Town, surrounded by valleys of the Jinsha River that flows through the valley mountains and steep, has good light and heat conditions. It belongs to Stone [...]

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Transportation, Baoshan Stone Town , China Transportation

Getting to Baoshan Stone Town is not easy. Even though not very far away from Lijiang, Baoshan Stone Town is still a bit troublesome to reach. Here we introduce several ways to get in here from Lijiang. 1.Private Minibus There is minibus departure from Lijiang to Baoshan Stone Town which costs about RMB 30.  2. Coach The coach will take you to the government of Baoshan township. Then you need to walk another three hours to get to Baoshan Stone Village.  3. Car-rental Rent a car to Baoshan Stone Town is also available. Start [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Besides the traditional festivals of Han People(Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival), Baoshan Stone Town still holds many ceremonies and customs of the Naxi people, such as Sanduo Festival, March Festival, Torch Festival, and the most special custom of heaven worship and ancestor worship. 1.Heaven Worship(祭天) Heaven worship is the most ancient traditional festival and the most solemn religious feast of the Naxi people.  2. Ancestor Worship(祭祖) There are three times of ancestor worship, which falls on lunar February, June and July.  3. Kaobabu Festival(拷坝补) When new wheat ripens [...]

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Travel Tips

1.Useful Numbers • Fire: 119            • Police: 110            • Ambulance: 120 • Lijiang Airport Inquiry Telephone: 0888-5173081 • Tourism Complaint: 0888-5123432 2. Post Office and Bank There is no post office and bank that can exchange money located in Baoshan Stone Town. So it is better to change the money in the China Bank of Lijiang City. The nearest post office could be found in the base of Baoshan Towwnship. 3. Hospital No hospital stands in the Baoshan Stone Town. So take [...]

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Useful Maps

If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. In order to show you clear direction and location, this part provides you some useful maps like Baoshan Stone Town Location Map, Baoshan Stone Town Map, Baoshan Stone Town Transportation Map, etc. [...]

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Baoshan Stone Town Accommodation

Usually it will take two days to visit Baoshan Stone Town. There are several guesthouses located in the town with budget price. While the facilities of these hotels are not as good as those in Lijiang Old Town, but safe and clean. Here we list some of the guesthouse for your reference. Hotel Name Tel. Yulong Hejun Family Guesthouse 18213278828 Mu Family Guesthouse 13578379019 Longwu Guesthouse 13708829528 Yulong Shicheng Guesthouse 13578375390 Yulong Suiyuan Guesthouse 15284475843 [...]

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