Kantong Village and Peach Blossom Island in Gongshan County, Nujiang
Kantong village is located in the center of the First Bay of Nujiang River. There is the only suspension bridge that connects the village to the outside world. Every Spring, the peach blossoms pervade the village so that the local people call it 'Peach Blossom Island'.
Attraction Type: Traditional Village
Chinese Name: 坎桶村(Pinyin: Kantongcun)
Best Time to Visit: From October to April
Recommended Visiting Time: Within Half Day
Open Hours: All Day Long
Admission Fee: Free
Altitude: 2210 meters
Location: in the center of the First Bay of Nujiang River, Bingzhongluo Town, Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture of Lisu Nationality, Yunnan Province
Why is Kantong Village So Special?
There is a village in the middle of the the first Bay of Nujiang called Kantong village. It is a little friendly, remote, and debonair village of Nu people and Kantong means a place of long bamboo. The village is planted with peach trees. Every Spring, the peach blossoms pervade the village so that the local people call it ‘Peach Blossom Island’. There is the only suspension bridge that connects the village to the outside world.
Where is Kantong Village – Location
In the 4 kilometers south of Bingzhongluo Township, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Gongshan county, the gentle Nu River forms a horseshoe-shaped big bend which is called the first bay of the Nujiang River. More than 30 meters above the river, the land is flat and open, forming a peninsula plain surrounded by water on three sides.
How to Get there
The only access to Bingzhongluo by road is from the south via Liuku, Fugong and Gongshan. A direct bus to Liuku leaves at 8 am every morning from the front of Yudong Hotel. It stops briefly at Gongshan, then long enough at Fugong for a quick lunch. Two buses leave from Liuku at 6:20 and 8:20, arriving in Bingzhongluo in the afternoon. The trip takes 8 hours though schedules sometimes vary so it’s best to check before buying your ticket. From Bingzhongluo to Qiunatong, you can take the local vehicle of farmers getting there.
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Best Time to Visit
From October to April is the best seasons to visit Kantong village, especially in the spring time when the mountain flowers are in bloom. During every slack season or on holiday, people here go boating, go overhead cables over the river or sing and dance. The creek, still and soundless, is closed in by trees, hidden from the eyes of men.
In the north of Bingzhongluo, two cliff straight up along the river bank and form a large stone pass in the height of 500 meters and in the width of 200 meters hence the name ‘Shimen Pass’. Shimen Pass is a stunning landscape lying on a beautiful slope along the river bank. The local people call it ‘Nayiqiang’. It is the essential way to get into Yunnan-Tibet.
Puhua Temple, a Tibetan Buddhist temple, plays an important role in this place. Inside the temple, there are 11 frescoes and 2000 ‘Songji’ in total.