Shigu Town Picture

The ancient Shigu Town is named after a drum-shaped marble plaque…

The ancient Shigu Town is named after a drum-shaped marble plaque. Here, the Yangtze River is wide and the water flows in a gentle, slow pace. Large willow trees grow alongside the river that is banked on both sides with lush, fertile deep green vegetation and immense, steep mountains that rise up from the river to touch the clouds in the blue sky above. The whole sight is like a wonderful landscape painting that never ends. Built during the Jiaqing era (1548-1561) of the Ming Dynasty, the stone drum is a monument commemorating the victory of Naxi ruler in Lijiang over an invading Tibetan army. It is 1.5 meters in diameter and 0.5 meters in thickness. Throughout time, Stone Drum Town was always a significant and vitally strategic military area where many famous historical events have been taken place…

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