Shigu Town

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About Shigu Town

Shigu means 'stone drum', a name the town takes from a 1.5-meter wide carved rock in the shape of a drum. The carving commemorates ancient military victories of the one-time Naxi rulers of the region. Shigu is also very close to the 'first bend in the Yangtze', where China's mightiest river turns 180 degrees in the span of only a few hundred meters before heading east to the Pacific Ocean. The Shigu area is also fast becoming a global hotspot for rock climbing.

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What other visitors say

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Shigu is a beautiful town on the first bend of the Yantze river and is a great weekend getaway. For climbers this is a fantastic destination as well, especially when staying at Reuben's Stone Drum House guesthouse in the village.