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Lijiang Murals

Lijiang is also famous for its murals which reflect different religious cultures and artistic forms of Buddhism, Lamaism, Daoism and the Naxi Dongba religion. Each painting includes atMurals of Lijiang least one hundred portraits which are very well painted - the close, middle and establishing images are all clear. Lijiang Murals include Buddhas, ordinary people such as bureaucrats, criminals, tourists and executioners. And many scenes and subject are got from ordinary people who are fishing, riding horses, weaving, dancing and casting iron.

Lijiang Murals fully demonstrates the superb artistic skills, outstanding creativity and rich imaginations of these excellent craftsmen who came from different nations like local Naxi Dongba painters; the Taoist painter Zhang from the Central Plain; Tibetan Lama artist Guchang; Han painters Ma Xiaoxian and Li Zeng; and many other artists who were unknown to the public.

Lijiang Murals are stored in 15 venerable temples namely, Juexian, Wande, Guiyi temples and Sanbi Garden. Totally the mural used to include more than 200 pieces of fresco. While, hundreds of years of historical vicissitudes have left only 55 pieces in good condition. The most famous frescos are Baisha Mural of the Dabaoji (Great Treasure) Palace and the Colored Glaze Temple (Liuli Dian) in the town of Baisha. 


Lijiang Murals Tour

To view Lijiang Murals, tourists can go to several ancient villages that is ten kilometers (six miles) northwest of Lijiang Ancient Town - Baisha, Dayan, Shuhe, Yangxi and Xuesong.