In "Where the Wind Blows"

- Northern part of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

There is a small city where "mountains are like swords, water is like rivers"

The picture shows a view of the Jianchuan River. Photo by Su Jinquan

This is Yunnan's "bronze culture"

and an important birthplace of "rice farming culture"

It is also a "cornucopia of Chinese Bai culture"

It is the hometown of Ah Peng in the movie "Five Golden Flower"

It is also the escape in Mr. Jin Yong's book


This is Kenkawa

The picture shows the Jianchuan wood carving art town. Photo by Zhang Wangxing. Source: Yunnan News Network


Issued by the State Department

"About agreeing to transfer Jianchuan County, Yunnan Province

Approval for Listing as a National Historical and Cultural City"

The approval document states

Jianchuan County has a long history and rich culture

Rich in historical and cultural heritage resources

Rich in ethnic customs

The traditional pattern and historical style are well preserved

The regional characteristics are distinct

It has important historical and cultural value

The picture shows the Jianchuan wood carving art town. Photo by Su Jinquan. Source: Yunnan News Network

Jianchuan, by what?

How beautiful is Jianchuan?

Xiaoxin reveals the answer for you


It is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province and the north of Dali Prefecture

It is located between the two ancient cities of Lijiang and Dali

The ancient name here is Yidu (Naxi, meaning "gate to the south")

There were ancestral activities 5300,<> years ago

Nanzhao established the Jianchuan Festival as the beginning of administrative construction

The city has a history of more than 1300,<> years

The picture shows the ancient town of Shaxi in Jianchuan. Photo by Su Jinquan

Jianchuan's location advantage is obvious

Since ancient times, it has been the Southern Silk Road

"Shu Body Poison Road" (body poison is the ancient name of India) and

The "Tea Horse Road" is an important traffic point

It is also the ancient Chinese connection between South Asia and Southeast Asia

and an important hub in Western Asia

The picture shows Jianchuan Sword Lake. Photo by Su Jinquan

At the same time, Jianchuan has unique natural conditions

A collection of famous mountains, large rivers and famous lakes

It is also the county with the highest proportion of Bai population in China

Known as the "Land of the Bai Nationality"

The picture shows a Bai girl singing. Photo by Taibao. Source: Yunnan News Network

Jianchuan sits on "one lake, three mountains, two cities"

The natural scenery is beautiful, and the history and culture are splendid

Here are "famous sculptures and famous songs"

It's also colorful

One Lake: Sword Lake

The picture shows Sword Lake. Photo by Yang Jiayu. Source: Yunnan News Network

At the beginning of Jin Yong's martial arts novel "Dragon Babu", Duan Yu accidentally broke into the "Sword Lake Palace" after falling off the cliff. It is said that the prototype of the "Sword Lake" in the book is the Sword Lake of Jianchuan.

Jianhu, the most representative typical wetland of the Northwest Yunnan Plateau, known as the "Pearl of the Plateau", is the mother lake of Jianchuan, and as early as the Bronze Age, it gave birth to prehistoric settlements represented by the Haimenkou site. At the same time, it is also an important gathering point and resting place on the migration route of Chinese migratory birds, and a wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl.

The picture shows Sword Lake. Photo by Yang Jiayu. Source: Yunnan News Network

Flowers, shore willows, gulls and herons, fishing boats singing. The light and shadow and color of Sword Lake in the morning and evening are extremely rich, the four seasons rotate, the earth is dressed, and Sword Lake reflects the surrounding fields and villages, outlining infinite poetry.

Three mountains: Laojun Mountain, Shibao Mountain, Thousand Lion Mountain

Laojun Mountain is one of the eight major areas of the world natural heritage "Three Parallel Rivers", known as the "ancestor of the Dianshan Mountains" by historians, a plateau ice erosion lake known as the Ninety-nine Dragon Pool, and a sea of azaleas known as the Rhododendron Kingdom, which is a primeval forest park full of mystery.

The picture shows Laojun Mountain. Photo by Su Jinquan

There are 74 species of rhododendron here. From April to July every year, from the river valley at an altitude of about 4,7 meters to the alpine area at an altitude of nearly 2200,4000 meters, various rhododendrons open one after another, decorating the slopes and valleys like a fairyland.

The picture shows Shibaoshan Mountain. Photo by Su Jinquan

Jianchuan Shibao Mountain, as its name suggests, takes stone as a treasure, and even has the "miracle" of "stone blossom", and was listed as the first batch of key scenic spots in the country in 1986.

In the hinterland of Shibaoshan Mountain, there is a grotto known as the "Treasure of Southern Heaven" - Shibaoshan Grottoes. The grottoes are carved on the cliff wall, a total of 16 caves, about <> statues, most of which are works of the Nanzhao Dali period, the content is mainly based on the Nanzhao royal court life and Buddhism, which can be described as a "history of the Nanzhao Dali Kingdom carved on stone", which is unique to the southwest region and Yungang, Longmen, Dazu and other famous grottoes.

The picture shows the Shibaoshan Song Club. Photo by Su Jinquan

On Shibao Mountain, the thousand-year-old string song continues. Every year from the 28th of February to the beginning of August of the lunar calendar, the Bai people from Jianchuan, Eryuan, Lijiang and other places will gather in Shibaoshan to play strings to the tune, sing dolls, or burn incense to worship Buddha in various temples. With a history of thousands of years, the Shibao Mountain Song Festival is a national intangible cultural heritage and a long-standing and large-scale national traditional festival.

The picture shows Thousand Lion Mountain. Photo by Su Jinquan

Thousand Lion Mountain is famous for more than 3,000 stone lions carved with precision. They are either leaning against rocks, or jumping on thousands of stone walls, or standing on the side of the road to welcome guests... Thousands of shapes and lifelike. The number and size of the stone lions in Thousand Lion Mountain are rare in the world, attracting more and more tourists.

Accompanied by insects and birds, the sound of the wind, and the clanging of spring water, even the famous traveler and geographer Xu Xiake lingered here because he "loved its seclusion" and "wrote notes for half a day in the pavilion".

Two cities: Shaxi Ancient Town and Jianchuan Ancient City

The picture shows Shaxi Ancient Town. Photo by Yang Jinghao. Source: Yunnan News Network

30 kilometers southwest from the county seat of Jianchuan is Shaxi Ancient Town. This is a thousand-year-old town left between the three famous scenic spots of Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La, and it is also the "last ancient market on the ancient tea horse road".

The picture shows Shaxi Ancient Town. Photo by Su Jinquan

Step on the Yujin Bridge and come to the ancient town, below is the river bank caressed by the Heihui River, and there are thousands of streams of light on the water. Walk through the stone road, approach the ancient theater, listen to the singing of the years, and tell the story of the ancient on the three-foot theater. Stop, drink a cup of coffee, flip through a book, listen to the breeze and the babbling of the stream... Temporarily away from the hustle and bustle, the scenery of Siye and the precipitation of time are hidden in this quaint seclusion in Shaxi.

The picture shows the ancient city of Jianchuan. Photo by Su Jinquan

Humble old man, Jianchuan Ancient City. After more than 600 years, the ancient city of Jianchuan is still watching over the passage of time. The buildings in the ancient city are mainly wooden structures, represented by "three squares and one wall" and "four in five patios". Inside the courtyard, there are wooden buildings with green tiles, carved beams and paintings. Outside the compound, local creators play tambourines, play guitars, and sing songs they write...

The picture shows the ancient city of Jianchuan. Photo by Su Jinquan

Famous carvings: wood carvings, stone carvings

In the western Yunnan area, there is a long-standing folk song, "Lijiang Zhuohe celebrates wine, Jianchuan carpenters everywhere", which shows that Jianchuan wood carving atmosphere has been strong since ancient times, and there are many wood carvers.

The picture shows the Jianchuan wood carving. Photo by Su Jinquan

The ancient building has cornices and angles, and beams and columns are connected by fangs. As far as Dali Binchuan Jizu Mountain and as far as the Forbidden City in Beijing, Jianchuan carpenters have traveled south and north for thousands of years, engraving the reputation of Jianchuan wood carving in the long river of history. "Carved the golden dragon to dance in the air, cut out the golden rooster to report the five changes, carved into a hundred birds and singing on the branches, carved flowers to attract bees..." The exquisite and expressive skills of Jianchuan wood carving can also be perceived from the chanting of this Jianchuan white song.

The picture shows the Shizhongshan Grottoes. Photo by Su Jinquan

Pounding, carving, the stubborn stones between the mountains and forests, because of the polishing of the craftsman's hands, are endowed with life and soul. The "Jianchuan County Record" records that during the Tang and Song Dynasties, Jianchuan craftsmen engaged in the carving project of "Shizhongshan Grottoes" that shocked China and abroad. Since then, the stone carving craft of Jianchuan has been passed down from generation to generation, and Shizhongshan Grottoes have also been included in the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units together with Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.

"Carved stone dragons to dance in the air, carved stone flowers to attract bees, carved stone people to laugh, race ghosts!" This ballad highly praises the superb carving skills of Jianchuan stone carving.

Famous song: White song

A song sings a thousand years, a thousand years sing a song. Jianchuan Baiqu is the crystallization of the wisdom of the Bai people, which can be called the encyclopedia of the Bai people, and has extremely valuable value for the study of Bai history, language, folklore, etc.

White curved valley, mountains laughing. In Jianchuan, everyone from four-year-olds to eighty-year-olds sing white songs. Zhao Huali, a poet of the Bai tribe of Jianchuan in the Qing Dynasty, wrote in his "Chaoshan Song", "Three camps of prodigal sons and three strings, the song of the Jingman Mountain is broken and repeated, the bodhisattva lowers the Maitreya and laughs, and the uncovered assembly is helpless", which truly records the grandeur of the Baiqu singing hundreds of years ago.

The picture shows the people singing white songs. Photo by Su Jinquan

In this life, people must go to Jianchuan~

Jianchuan is waiting for you, quietly enjoy the poetic distance