Stone Drum (Shigu) Town

Stone Drum (Shigu) Town, Lijiang: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Stone Drum (Shigu) Town Reviews: 4/5

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Shirley H
Chiang Mai, Thailand10 contributions
highlight is not in the town, it is in the villages outside!!
Oct 2020
If you drive through Stone Drum Town and turn right into Stone Village direction, into the gorge, the view will get much and much amazing. You will find yourself into a quiet village, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is actually a famous rock climbing site in China, as good as Yangshuo. So you should check it out, climb or not, you can't miss it .
Written February 8, 2021
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,995 contributions
Passing through on our way to Lijiang
Oct 2019
We stopped in this small town to visit the Stone Drum and the Museum of the Long March on our way to Lijiang from Shangri-La and the Tiger Leaping Gorge. It was quaint and insightful particularly the Museum of the Long March.
Written February 26, 2020
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Catherine O
Brisbane, Australia149 contributions
Interesting town - worth a visit
Dec 2019 • Couples
We visited Shigu to see the bend in the Yantze and were very pleased to find that there was so much interesting history in the town. The monument to the Red Army crossing the river on the Long March and the suspension bridge are definitely worth a look.
Written December 27, 2019
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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,452 contributions
World history would be unimaginably different had the river turned south.
Oct 2019
The first great bend of the Yangtse (called the Jinsha by Naxi locals here), impressive. Try to imagine if the Yangtse had continued to parallel the Mekong and the Salween instead of heading into China. The local market is small but quite colorful
Written November 5, 2019
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KCrC2011
Brisbane, Australia405 contributions
Interesting to visit
Dec 2017 • Couples
Great history here at the first bend of the Yangtze River and you get a great view of the terraced rice fields. You can walk across the iron chain bridge. You get a real sense of how life really is in this village by walking through to the bridge and drum.
Written January 3, 2018
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mzungu333
Madison, WI128 contributions
See the very important first bend in the Yangtze River.
Oct 2017 • Couples
This historic village is set on the important first bend in the Yangtze River. Without the turning of the river China would not be what it was and is today. The Yangtze turns north here and then flows eastward across China to water the south of that land.

While here one should visit the Stone Drum and the museum that commemorates Mao's long march. The statue outside the museum is very moving.

It is also worth visiting on a market day to see an actual market which is not just a tourist sight.
Written November 20, 2017
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Kk-22-11-12
Barcelona, Spain32 contributions
Not worth a detour
Sep 2017
This is on the way from Lijiang to Shangri La but you won't be impressed after seeing Dali and Lijiang. If time is tight definitely skip it
Written September 6, 2017
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Mike C
Guildford, UK1,140 contributions
Worth a stop near Leaping Tiger Gorge
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is considered to be an almost sacred place as it is where the Yangtze was 'forced' to make its first bend due to the mountain.

There is a parking area in the middle of the main street and walking across the road, through a walkway in a wall and up the stairs along an alley of houses you get to where the old stone drum is displayed with stories carved on each side. Going up further you get to other monuments about the history of the town relating the fact that it is situated at the first bend of the river. From the platform you can get a very good view of the bend in the river and the surrounding countryside.
Written July 28, 2017
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scvrose
Fiddletown, CA931 contributions
Interesting Town
May 2016 • Friends
We stopped by here on way to Leaping Tiger Gorge. They have one of the oldest stone drums in China. A military strategy point, many battles were here.
Written June 3, 2016
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ryanteo
Guangzhou, China7,796 contributions
A small town with amazing history
Aug 2015 • Business
The starting point of Shigu Town is the scenic attraction of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. The combination of mountains, sea of clouds and the bend of Yangtze River presents breathtaking scenic views which are excellent for photography.

Our visit was coincided with weekly Market Day. All kinds of local delicacies, herbs, traditional medicines, roots, fruits, nuts, handicrafts, etc. As we walked pass all the stalls and up the hill top, the full view of the town was presented. This is also the venue for the monument and memorial museum of the Long March. There are some exhibits and maps that showed the historical routes of the Long March by the Red Army had begun. There is drum tower within this attraction.

Shigu Town is worth visiting for its cultural and historical values.
Written September 12, 2015
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