A huge stone drum (shi2 gu3) with ancient scripts carved on decribing the history of the town/village.
It is located in a pavillion within a small Naxi courtyard. Admission: RMB 2 (a quater of US$).
From this courtyard, one can also see the nearby narrow alleys and houses, and people walking around in their daily life.
The most practical mode to explore around Shi Gu is to walk. The town/village is scattered around a small hill, streets/alleys are narrow.
Taking a long distance bus from Lijiang, or hire a taxi for the day, or join a daily packaged tour. The scenery along the road is beautiful, with snow mountain in the far background (if you are lucky to see it, most likely to be seen in winter months or early spring and late autumn).
It is claimed to be the first bend of Yangtze River. The Yangtze River indeed makes a big U-shape bend here in front of the Shi Gu town territory. The bend is big, no way can one take a photo without climbing up to the hilltop nearby (not easy to access).
As usual, a stone staplet errected here, with the words 'First Bend of the Yangtze River'. A few sourvenir booths set up selling from jeweries to Chinese herbs, dry mushrooms, fake antiques, and so on.
The whole visit at this point: 10 minutes, while the drive from Lijiang to here is ten times longer. However, the scenery along the road is definitely marvelous.
It is not particularly interesting just see the bend. However, some tour info said that a ferry cruise could be taken from here to Tiger Leaping Gorge, weather and water level allow. Ask your locals/hotel people for detail, accurate and updated info when preparing such 'cruise'.