Sites of Taihe City of Nanzhao

Last updated by chinatravel at 2015/4/29

The Sites of Taihe City of Nanzhao has once been the capital of Nanzhao Kingdom during the early period. It stands against the Western Hill to the west, and facing Erhai Lake to the east. It covers an area of about 3 square kilometers. In the Sites of Taihe City there survive two circumvallations; one is in the south and the other is in the north. The western end of southern circumvallation stretches from Wuzhi Peak of Cangshan Mountain eastward for 15 kilometers. The western end of the northern circumvallation stretches from Foding Peak eastward for 2 kilometers. On the Foding Peak to the west of the Sites is Jinggang City. Jinggang City has been built in the year Tianbao 6 of Tang Dynasty (747AD). In the Sites is also Dehua Stele of Nanzhao Kingdom. To the west of the Stele are the buildings of the Palace of Nanzhao Kingdom which is one of the national key protection units of cultural relics.

 

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you can take the minicars in the Ancient City of Dali or Xiaguan to get there. If you set out from Xiaguan, it will take you about 15 minutes and the price is 2 yuan. You can see the scutcheon of “Sites of Taihe City” by the road.

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