Jianchuan the ancient county between Dali and Lijiang

Jianchuan Dali Yunnan
Located between Dali and Lijiang, the county of Jianchuan is a paradise for stone carvers and wood artisans. Along the path to the mountain, there are carvings of wooden lions. To discover this art, a stroll in Jianchuan is highly recommended.

The county of Jianchuan is located between Dali and Lijiang and is very popular with the visitors. Jianchuan is renowned for intricately stone and wood carvings. A county of modest size, it maintains original with the twenty wooden houses still standing, which date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Richly carved, they are true architectonic masterpieces. The surrounding area offers a pleasant stroll on a shady path guarded by lion stone statues every 10 meters. Having been built between the tenth and nineteenth centuries, these statues are of great beauty. The site is called Mountain of Thousand Lions. Within the village, it is possible to visit a former shoe factory and a wood carving workshop to observe the manufacturing process of this art.

 

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    2 900M Altitude Jianchuan
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