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Inspiration Tour of Dongba Culture
Dongba Valley- Dongba Park- Jade Water Village- Dongba Kingdom- Baisha Mural
Dongba culture is one of main contents for ethnic culture of Naxi nationality. Dongba culture refers to the ancient culture of Naxi nationality with the history for more than 1000 years, which gains the name because it is saved at Dongba religion. It mainly includes Dongba character, Dongba scripture, Dongba painting, Dongba music, Dongba dance, Dongba musical instrument and various sacrificial ceremonies, etc. As the ancient culture of other nationalities in the world, Dongba culture is one religious culture as well, i.e. Dongba religious culture. Meanwhile, it is one kind of folk activity as well. Dongba religion is the original polytheism of Naxi nationality, and it believes in animism. It is the religion developed under the consequence of Witchery culture (local culture of Naxi nationality) and Bonismo of Tibetan introduced to Lijiang. Its presbyster is named as “Dongba” with the free translation of wise man. These “wise men” can paint, sing and dance with extensive knowledge, and they possess the astronomical, geographical, farming, medical and protocol knowledge, etc. The character used by them to write scripture is one ancient character with “Professional pictographs taking “drawing person for person and drawing article for article” as characters”, and it is known as “Dongba character”. They are main inheritors and spreaders of Dongba culture. In other words, Dongba culture is the ancient culture of Naxi nationality passed from generation to generation at Dongba. Let’s experience and feel several sceneries with most representative Dongba culture of Lijiang together.
THE DONGBA VALLEY

The Dongba Valley Ecological Nationalities Village is the national 3A scenic spot, with ecological minority nationalities' culture and snow mountain and canyon together. And it has become the sight-seeing spot integrated with popular science, interest and nature landscape, through collection and collation of minority nationalities' tools, appliances, vessels, language, character as well as songs and dances, and through discovery and excavation for craftsmen and artists, and through display of the ethical dining and traditional folk-custom activities.
THE DONGBA GODS’GARDEN

The Dongba Gods' Garden, the national 2A scenic spot, displays Naxi ancestor's traditional philosophy of advocating the Nature, respecting the Nature and harmoniously developing for the Nature and Human. Based on Naxi ancestors' plain philosophy and wonderful imagination on life and the world, this garden is designed strictly according to the ideas of divine beings of heaven and earth, in which the feminine(Yin) and the masculine(Yang) correspond, the black and the white are together as well as the god and the ghost coexist. In the garden, there are thousands of gods' sculptures with special regional culture, which are quite different from those in other places in the world in terms of image and content.  
The overall garden is full of rich culture connotation and displays Naxi's concretely and vividly.
THE YUSHUI VILLAGE

The Yushui village — is the national 4A scenic spot and the succession base of Dongba culture,where the ancient tradition and old and origianal folkway are well preserved,and shine together with natural landscape,that really presents Naxi traditional idea of “Harmonious development between the Nature and Human.”
THE DONGBA VALLEY

The Dongba Valley Ecological Nationalities Village is the national 3A scenic spot, with ecological minority nationalities' culture and snow mountain and canyon together. And it has become the sight-seeing spot integrated with popular science, interest and nature landscape, through collection and collation of minority nationalities' tools, appliances, vessels, language, character as well as songs and dances, and through discovery and excavation for craftsmen and artists, and through display of the ethical dining and traditional folk-custom activities.
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