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Nuodeng Overview

Design your Nuodeng tour?Nuodeng Bai’s village, which is 7 km away from the Yunlong County and 174 km northwest of Dali city, is located in the valley to the north of Yunlong County. It’s regarded as one of oldest traditional villages in Yunnan. Spectacular hamlet of ancient Ming and Qing dynasty houses and flagstone streets is unique.

‣Where Nuodeng Is

Nuodeng village, sharing the same name with its upper level administrative division of Nuodeng town, is located in the valley to the north of Yunlong County, in Dali Bai Ethnic Group Autonomous Prefecture. The village is 7 km away from the Yunlong County and 174 km away from Dali city, the capital of Dali prefecture. 

‣Basic Information

Nuodeng 

•Chinese Name:诺邓

•Key Words:Salt Village

•Population:2199

•Income Source:Salt

Postal Code:672799

‣Nuodeng Culture

Nuodeng village was called the “Nuodeng well”. The “well” here means “salt well”, developed since the Han Dynasty, which now has a history of two thousand years. It was once an important stopover on the salt route, but those glory days have long passed, and only a few salt wells at the entrance to the village are a sign of times gone by. Today, Nuodeng’s residents, members of the Bai ethnic group, earn their livelihoods tilling the fields on the steep slopes of the surrounding hills.Numerous ancient buildings and cultural heritage still exist today, which combine the culture of the Central Plains and the local culture of Bai ethnic group; its humanistic remnants still vividly reflect the integrate of the three Chinese civil ideologies of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, especially the Confucian culture. 

The well preserved ancient village scenery and Ming and Qing style buildings which are over a hundred years old in Nuodeng village are fairly intact in their original look and status, which are rare in Yunnan province, even in the whole country.There are a lot of temple buildings in the village such as Yuhuangge Pavilion, Wen Temple, Wu Temple, Dragon Temple, Squared Gate built in Ming and Qin Dynasties. The sites of salt well, salt bureau, salt institution can easily be seen.

‣What to Visit in Nuodeng

•Nuodeng Old Town

Nuodeng is one of oldest and traditional village of Yunnan, which is the oldest famous economic town of Bai Nationality amassing most of ancient buildings and cultural relics of Ming and Qin Dynasties. Nowadays, Nuodeng Village still owes more than one hundred local-style dwelling houses and yards, which are at the foot of a hill and beside a stream with flexible shapes and elegant styles.

Nuodeng Village

Taiji

‣Nuodeng Food

People in Nuodeng would slaughter pigs to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival; and the hind legs are usually made into hams, for which Nuodeng salt is a must. The fresh ham is at first appropriately smeared with salt, and several salted hams will be kept in a vat for about 20 days. The salted ham will be gotten out of the vats and before hoisted in wind, it will again be smeared with salt to guard against going bad.Next, the salted ham will be kept (hoisted) in cool places to further mould. Generally speaking, such hams taste good after being kept for about one year.

‣Where to Stay in Nuodeng

Nuodeng accommodation is convenient and comfortable.You can choose different hotels  according to your requirements.

•Nuoyan Inn(诺言客栈)

Gudaofang Inn(古道坊客栈)

‣Travel Tips in Nuodeng

When to visit:  The best time for touring Dali is between March and June every year, because at that time there is the celebration for the March Street in Dali. It is also the time when the camellias are in bloom. It is warm and there is no wind or sand. Similarly, the best time for touring Eryuan is also between March and June.

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