Binchuan County Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 宾川县
  • Location: in the western part of Yunnan Province
  • Area: About 2,627 square kilometers
  • Population: 351,940
  • Language: Multiethnic Language
  • Postal code: 671600
  • Area code(s): 0872

Where to Stay

Binchuan County accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.

What to Visit

Binchuan county is a charming city with green hills and clear water, its tourism resources are unique and various. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as Huashoumen Gate of Jizu Mountain, Yulong Waterfall of Jizu Mountain, Fota Temple of Jizu Mountain, Golden Summit Temple of Jizu Mountain, Guanyinqing Scenic Area, Guanyin Temple, Wen Wu Temple, Jizu Mountain.

Best Time to Visit

The best time for touring Dali is between March and June every year, because at that time there is the celebration for the March Street in Dali. It is also the time when the camellias are in bloom. It is warm and there is no wind or sand. Similarly, the best time for touring Binchuan County is also between March and June.

What to Buy                                                                                       

There are many special things that you can buy, such as lawu walnut, zhukula coffee.


Each place has its own special dishes in China. Haishao fish, vegetarian diet are very famous in Binchuan County.

Administrative Division

Binchuan County is under Dali County’s jurisdiction. There are 8 towns and 2 townships in Binchuan: Jinniu Town(金牛镇), Binju Town (宾居镇), Daying Town(大营镇), Zhoucheng Town(州城镇), Jizushan Town(鸡足山镇), Lijiao Town(力角镇), Pingchuan Town(平川镇), Qiaodian Town(乔甸镇), Zhongying Lisu and Yi Ethnic Township(钟英僳僳族彝族乡), Laowu Yi Ethnic Township(拉乌彝族乡).

Ethnic Groups

There are more than 20 ethnic groups in Bailong, including Bai, Han, Yi, Miao, Hui, Lisu and Lahu Ethnic Minority.


The major festivals around Binchuan County include Kuoshi Festival of Lisu Ethnic Minority, Jizu Mountain Pilgrimage Festival of Bai Ethnic Minority, Binchuan Grape Cultural Tourism Festival, Benzhu Worship Festival.