Shiziguan Pass of Shibaoshan Mountain in Jianchuan County, Dali
Chinese Name: 剑川石宝山狮子关
Chinese Pinyin: Jianchuan Shibaoshan Shiziguan
English Name: Shiziguan Pass of Shibaoshan Mountain in Jianchuan County, Dali
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1-2 hours
Location: Shibaoshan Mountain, Jianchuan County, Dali
Shiziguan Pass of Shibaoshan Mountain
Shiziguan Pass is a mountain pass of Shibaoshan. Shibaoshan Mountain(石宝山) is 25 km south of Jianchuan County. It has a lot of stones like the shell of turtle. It is famous for the grottoes and sculptures of Shiziguan Pass. On the opposite of Shizhong Temple, Shiziguan Pass enjoys many grottoes of Nanzhao Kingdom, especially the family of Xi Nuluo(细奴逻), representing the history and development of Nanzhao. It is an approving visiting route to hike from Shiziguan Pass, then get down the mountain and climb up to the Shizhong Temple.
Recommended Hiking Route
It is an approving visiting route to hike from Shiziguan Pass Parking Lot, then Shiziguan Pass to Shizhong Temple. Along this route, travelers can appreciate more fantastic landscape of Shibaoshan and learn more the Buddism Culture and history of Nanzhao Kingdom.
- Walk along the gentle slope from Parking Lot of Shiziguan Pass. It takes you about 20 minutes to Shiziguan Scenic Area and grottoes.
- Keep forward to the narrow path which is only for one person. After going through the narrow path, travelers get to the deep valley. We can appreciate the Shizhong Temple and Shizhong Grottoes far away.
- It takes 20 minutes to hike from deep valley to Shizhong Temple, which is one of the oldest temples of Dali. The hiking will end with the splendid Buddhism culture.
Useful Travel Tips
When the weather is fine in Dali, the sunshine is heated, and ultraviolet light is strong. People should avoid direct sunlight, and the sun hat preparation is required during outdoor activities, a pair of sunglasses will make you comfortable in the trip.
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