Gateway is an important part of residential buildings. It not only a land mark but also a sign of the entrance of a courtyard and the transition point of two different functional areas. The gateway of Bai residence can be divided into house style gate and arch style gate. The primary roof design is either "triple eaves" or "single eave".
Screen wall is the best form of space planning and utilization of a courtyard. The roof of screen wall is composed of higher and lower ridges, large white wall reflecting sky light. The wall will increase the brightness of rooms sounded that making full use of the sunshine time in Plateau area, and also making the narrow patio looks spacious.
The dwellings of Bai is basically enclosed courtyard structure in a typical layout of U-shaped house with a screen wall facing the gate or a courtyard surrounded by enclosed houses with four small yards at corners. In either of the cases the housing spaces are separated.
The Bai people are belief in Communal God (a Patron). There for, every village has a temple of the Communal God dedicated to their patron saint. The villagers have to go to the temple pray the god to bless them for different purposes.
An exact replica of an ancient stage located in Shaxi Town, Jianchuan county of Yunnan province. The main building is called Kuixing pavilion with an opera stage in front of the building. The building has multiple layers of eaves with high raised ends. The ridge, beams, doors, windows, and other components are decorated with patterns by the ways of sculpture, painting, and other technology. The decoration is chic and colorful.
Jianchuan Grottoes are originally collected from Shizhongshan Grottoes in Jianchuan County, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It is an important scenic spot on the South Silk Road in ancient China. Jianchuan Grottoes, 25 meters long and 5 meters high, have eight statues of Buddha. They were built by Bai craftsmen, which truly reflects the historical and national characteristics of the grottoes.