Mu’e’ge Ancient City

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Mu’e’ge Ancient City

by Live in Guizhou


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Mu’e’ge ancient city stands at a height between 1650 and 1800 meters and has an average annual temperature of 11℃, making it an ideal destination for leisure and avoiding the summer heat.

In the early Ming Dynasty, madame Shexiang, an outstanding Yi female politician, designated Mu’e’ge as the ruling residence and led ethnic groups to live harmonious lives there. She significantly contributed to the unity of the country and its ethnic groups.

In August 2012, Mu’e’ge ancient city was designated as the “shooting scene for national films and television” and the top scenic area of Bijie city. “Madame Shexiang” was awarded as “the ninth national top 10 TV production outstanding TV series”. In September 2012, the TV drama won the “best TV drama award” and “best art award” at the 26th China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival.

The ancient city has several historical sites and old architectural buildings, including several important heritage sites under state protection, such as the tomb of Madame Shexiang, the Museum of Shexiang, and the ruins of Mu’e’ge castle. It also has Yi Cultural Street integrated with the natural landscape and cultural scenes.

Construction of the ancient city began in 2011, intending to build it into a national tourist destination and China’s most famous Yi culture tourist area.