The First Bend of Yangtze River

The Yangtze River Bend, as its name denotes, is the spot where the south running river suddenly turns northward due to changes in the shape of the nearby mountain ranges which form a mammoth V shape at this spot.

With the gradual deposit of fertile soil at this spot, a village slowly came into being, now called Shigu Town, meaning "stone drum" in Chinese. Since ancient times, this town has been important, linking Tibet with the outside world. Here Tibetan people bring their quality fell, hide and herbal medicine and take home tea, salt, cloth and other necessities. When market day comes, the town is incredibly crowded and noisy.

Jinsha River refers to the section in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is said that a long time ago people living along the river could get gold from the sand in the river. That's why river is called Jinsha River (Golden Sand River). It flows to Yunnan Province from Qinghai Province. Then it makes a sharp turn to the northeast in Stone Drum Town in Lijiang, thus the First Bend of the Yangtze River, a V shape bend, is formed. The current here is torrential, but it looks quiet, like a mirror, because of the vastness of the surface of the river. The trees are like shy girls, standing on both sides of the river; the clouds are against the blue sky, gleaming among the mountains; spectacular croplands and the little villages are in the distance. Everything here is wonderful and extremely attractive.

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