Guangdu Old Town

Guangdu Old Town It is one of the historic and cultural towns in Kunming area. It is situated in the southeast suburb of Kunming. Guandu used to be a fishing village by the Lake Dian. In as early as the Tang Dynasty,it served as an ideal stop for officials of the Nanzhao Kingdom (738-937) for sightseeing around the Lake Dian. In the onwards Song Dynasty, Mr. Gao Shengshi, who was the governor of Shanchan City (name for Kunming in the Song Dynasty), paid frequent visits to Wodong and berthed his boat on the shore. He later on named Wodong "Guandu" (official ferry) and brought it under his control, setting up Guandu County and constructing a town.