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Chinese Name: 三眼井

Location: Lijiang Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan Province

About Three Wells in Lijiang Old Town:

Although Naxi ancestors lived in Lijiang Old Town with rich water resource, They still cherish a kind of original conception that make the best use of water in harmony with nature. Three Wells in Lijiang Old Town not only have local ethnic feature but also are scientific, sanitary, reasonable and convenient. According to the elevation difference, Naxi ancestors built three-graded wells and separated them into different application. Being the source of spring, the first well is used to daily drink. Water overflows from the first well and runs into the second well, which is used to wash dishes. Then the third well is used to wash clothes. Finally, water pours into the gutterway. Wherever the three wells are, small plaza and ancient trees are surrounded. Except for the people who come to carry water, wash dishes and wash clothes, many old men and children will come here to take a rest and play games, forming a special living scene in Lijiang Old Town.

Three Wells in Lijiang Old Town   Three Wells in Lijiang Old Town

Three Wells in Lijiang Old Town

Other Attractions in Lijiang Old Town

 Mu’s Residence 

Mu' Residence is a splendid ancient architecture first built in Yuan Dynasty, which not only reflects ancient architectural style in central plains of Ming Dynasty but also remains the lingering charm of Tang and Song Dynasty. Mu’s Residence was called the miniature Forbidden City. Looked from a far distance, it likes a grand imperial palace and it is famous for the grandness and architectural buildings. 

 Wangu Tower 

Located on the top of Lion Hill, Wangu Tower is 32.8 meters in height with 123,000 dragon head of Naxi style on the top, which ranks the world's greatest. Standing on the top of the tower, you can hace panoramic view of the whole Lijiang Old Town and rivers to the east, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the north and Naxi villages to the south, which is magnificent.

Mu's Residence in Lijiang Old Town    Wangu Tower in Lijiang Old Town 

Mu's Residence and Wangu Tower in Lijiang Old Town

 Black Dragon Pool

Black Dragon Pool Park, also called Jade Spring Park, is located at the foot of Elephant Hill. The well-arranged ancient architectures, exquisite temples, pavilions and bridges over the pool offers a spectacular landscape to the visitors. Standing on the white marble bridge, visitors can also have a view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is holy and pure.

 Dongba Culture Museum

Lijiang Dongba Culture Museum is located in the north of Black Dragon Pool Park, established in 1984. Built according to the traditional Naxi architectural style with four sets, the museum has more than 12,000 rare Dongba relics including unearthed cultural relics, paintings and calligraphy of all ages, Dongba scriptures and religious articles, etc.

‣ Lijiang Travel Guide

‣ Tours including Lijiang Old Town

• 1 Day Lijiang City Tour to Lijiang Old Town,Black Dragon Pool,Dongba Culture Museum,Mu Palace and Lion Hill

• 4 Days Lijiang City Tour with Old Towns,Gorges and Snow Mountain

 4 Days Lijiang City Tour with Old Towns,Gorges and Snow Mountain

Admission Fee:¥0

Attraction Transportation:

Kunming - Lijiang:

By Bus: you can take the long-distance bus in Kunming West Bus Station. It costs CNY 188/217 per person and takes 7 to 9 hours. The first bus departs at 8:50 and the last departs at 20:30.

By Train: It takes 7 to 9.5 hours from Kunming Railway Station to Lijiang Railway Station by train. The price for hard seat is CNY 90, hard sleeper is CNY 142/148/153 and soft sleeper is CNY 218/227. Then you can take the bus No.16 to get off at Qixing Street Station, or No. 18 to White Dragon Square Station. It is also convenient to spend CNY 40 to get to Lijiang Old Town by taxi.

By Air: It takes 1 hour from Kunming Changshui Airport to Lijiang Sanyi Airport. Then you can take airport shuttle bus to reach Lantian Hotel in the downtown area, CNY 20 per person and lasting 30 minutes. And you have to walk about 1 kilometer to reach. Or you can take bus No.8/11/16 to get off at Qixing Street Station.

Dali - Lijiang:

By Bus: you can take bus from Tourist Bus Station near the South Gate of Dali Ancient Town from 07:50 to 17:00, CNY 62/75/83 per person and lasting 2 to 4 hours. Then you can take bus No.8/11/16 to Qixing Street Station in Lijiang Express Bus Station. If you take bus from Dali North Bus Station, you can take bus No.8/11 to Qixing Street Station in Lijiang Transport Service Center Bus Station.

By Train: It takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours from Dali Railway Station to Lijiang by train. The price for hard seat is CNY 34, hard sleeper is CNY 39.5 and soft sleeper is CNY 104.5.

Urban transportation:

You can take bus No.2/13 to Parking Lot Station of Old Town, or take bus No.7 to Department Store Station then walk into the old town from the north gate. And you can take bus No.2/3/12 to South Gate Street Station and walk into the old town from the south gate.

Attraction Travel Tips:

Travel Tips of Three Wells in Lijiang Old Town:

There are five large or small three-wells in Lijiang Old Town, among which the Three Wells of Malong Pool, Shiliu Well and Yican Well are the larger ones.

• Three Wells of Malong Pool is located in the Guangbi Alley, Guangyi Street, that is the entrance of southwest Lijiang Old Town. 

• Shiliu Well and Yican Well is located in Qiyi Street and Mishi Alley, all belonging to the busy streets in Lijiang Old Town.

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