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Taiji Fishing Village: a village shaped like the Yin Yang symbol

Taiji fishing village is situated on a bend of the Bijiang river, near Nuodeng, in Yunlong County, Prefecture of Dali, Yunnan. The village is shaped like the Yin and Yang symbol.

太极 Taiji Fishing Village, Dali, Yunnan

The village, now renamed to “Taiji fishing village” (太極 is the Yin Yang symbol), seems to be straight out of a Chinese fairy tale.

The place has a long history, since the Tang Dynasty period, nearly 1300 years ago. Nuodeng has a unique charm, with simple and elegant residential buildings and rich cultural heritage.

The county, since the Qin and Han dynasties, was an important center for salt extraction.

During the Ming Dynasty, the government set up an important office for salt production in Nuodeng.

The increasing importance of the salt economy promoted the evolution and the development of Nuodeng.

Nuodeng is surrounded by mountains, with the lowest point of the village at 1900 meters above sea level, and the highest at 2300 meters.

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The architecture of the buildings in the old fishing village is peculiar. Doors, windows, wooden beams, columns, walls are carved with elegant patterns or painted in traditional style. Some people still retain furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasty. In the village there many Buddhist and Yuhuangge Taoist buildings and temples.

Images of Taiji Fishing Village

Nuodeng, Yunlong. A village shaped like the yinyang symbol.

Original photo: Oliver Huang

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