Shigu Town

Shigu Town Overview

Chinese Name: 石鼓镇 English IPA: Shigu Town Location: West of Naxi County, Yunnan Population (city): 20559 Language: local dialects Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Shigu Ancient Town (Chinese Name: 石鼓古镇) is one of the famous ancient town at the river bank of the upper reaches of Yangtze River. As there is a drum-shaped stone tablet carved with white marble, hence the name of the town. The diameter of the stone tablet is 1.5 m and the thickness is 0.7 m. It is said that if the society is unrest, the drum will craze, but when the society is peaceful again, the drum will close up.

Highlights of Shigu

● Dazzling Visions: This whole area abounds with attractive stories and dazzling visions such as Stone Drum Town, the First Bend of the Yangtze River, Tiehong Bridge and Rock Gate.

● Red Tour: Throughout time, Stone Drum Town was always a significant and vitally strategic military area where many famous historical events have been taken place. 

● Rural Fair Market: On the date at the end 3, 6, and 9, there will be fair market, and people from the surrounding villages will come to market, which is a good place to feel the local life.


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Shigu Town Attractions

Shigu Town abounds with attractive stories and dazzling visions. Stone Drum Town, together with the First Bend of the Yangtze River, and so many other spots nearby such as the Tiehong Bridge and Rock Gate ensure that a trip here will be an exciting one that you will greatly enjoy. [...]

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Shigu Town Tours

Shigu town tours are often connected with Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is the one of the deepest gorge in the world. See our prearranged Shigu Town Tour Packages such as 1 Day Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour, 2 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Tour, 3 Days The First Bend of Yangtze River Rafting and Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour, etc. Choose your preferred one or you can tailor-make your own private tour with our professional consultant. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Shigu Town enjoys a humid Mountain climate. The rainy season is mainly concentrated in July, August and September, annual rainfall of 749.6 mm, annual average temperature 14.6 ℃. The hottest month is July, monthly average temperature of 21 ℃, the coldest month of January, the monthly average temperature of 6.7 ℃. Shigu town is suitable for sightseeing all year round, and the scenery in March is the most beautiful. [...]

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How to Get to Shigu Town? From Lijiang, there are several ways to arrive at Shigu Town. Take regular bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Weixi. It passes by Stone Drum Town. The mountain where the town is located is one of the best view points to enjoy the First Bend of the Yangtze River. Take private minivans from Jinkai Square in Lijiang. It costs around CNY 20 per person. Some main hotels in the Lijiang Old Town, there is special tour bus to Shigu [...]

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Festivals and Activities


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Travel Tips

1.Useful Numbers • Fire: 119            • Police: 110            • Ambulance: 120 • Lijiang Airport Inquiry Telephone: 0888-5173081 • Tourism Complaint: 0888-5128761 2. Post Office • Yulong County Shigu Town Post Office Add: Shigu Town, Yulong County, Lijiang Tel: 0888-5471001 3. Bank There is no bank providing money exchange service. So exchange your money in Lijiang in advance. 4. Hospital There is 1 health center in the town - Shigu Town Health Center. There are 22 doctors and nurses in total. 5. How to get to Stone Drum (Shigu) Town? From Lijiang, there are several ways [...]

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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 Shigu Town Location Map, Shigu Town Transportation Map, Hiking Route of Tiger Leaping Gorge, etc.  [...]

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Shigu Town Accommodation

Stone Drum (Shigu) Town is just one of Lijiang's many landmarks to discover. Usually the recommended time for a visit is about 1-2 hours. So most of the tourists will not choose to stay at Shigu Town for overnight but go back to Lijiang or continue to Shangrila city. You can browse the accommodation part of Lijiang or Shangrila to check the best hotels we recommend for you. Anyhow, there are some Shigu Town local guesthouses introduced to you. Hotel Name Add. Tel. Five Six Seven Guesthouse(五六七客栈) Liwei Road near Shigu [...]

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