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Baisha Village is famous for its collection of religious mural paintings…

Baisha Village is famous for its collection of religious mural paintings. The village is located 8 km north of Lijiang. The mural paintings have been partly destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. There are trigrams, lotus flowers and even Sanskrit inscriptions on the ceiling. The deliberate damage done to the paintings is apparent and terrible, but the loss of the irreplaceable wooden statuary that filled the temple, of which there is no trace, is even more tragic. However, it is even more attractive that the visitors will find original Naxi culture there. People are still wearing their traditional costumes, houses haven't been modernized. The mural was made from 1385 to 1619, employing the eclectic artists of Chinese Taoist, Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local Dongba shamans…

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