Chengjiang County Overview

1.Introduction

Fuxianhu City(抚仙湖市), the former Chengjiang County (澄江县), is located in Yuxi, Yunnan Province, China, just north of Fuxian Lake. Lying in the central plateau of Yunnan in the northern subtropical zone with a fairly low latitude, and under the regulating effects of Fuxianhu Lake and Yangzonghai Lake, Chengjiang County enjoys a very mild climate, with spring-like weather all the year round. In the plains the annual man temperature is 15.5 Centigrade, and the annual rainfall 958 mm. The raining season falls on May through October. Enjoying the picturesque landscape of Fuxianhu Lake, Fuxianhu city is an idea place for holiday. It is remarkable since it is the fossil site, which can be the connection to the cambrian period.

 

2.Basic Information

Chinese Name: 澄江县

English Name: Chengjiang County

Key Word: Cradle of life

Zip Code: 652599

Dailing Code: 0877

Location: Middle of Yunnan Province

Language: South Mandarin 

Area Coverage: 773 square kilomaters

 

3.History

The city was founded in 960 AD, at a time when Yunnan was not yet part of China. Chengjiang was once the core area of Yunnan Province during the Previous Qin Dynasty (period before 221 BC). In the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), it became a county of Yizhou Shire. The following dynasties witnessed the continuous separations of the area. It was not until 1997 that Yuxi became a prefecture-level city of the Republic of China.

 

4.Geography

Chengjiang County is located in central Yunnan, Luozang Mountain crossing Chengjiang from the west to east, forming Chengjiang and Yangzong two dams. Chengjiang is contiguous to Chengong and Jinning in the west.

 

5.Climate

The climate in Chengjiang is warm and temperate. Chengjiang County belongs to four climate types, namely, the middle subtropics, the north subtropics, the south temperate zone and the middle temperate zoneThis location is classified as Csa by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Chengjiang is 17.1 °C. The rainfall here averages 981 mm.

 

6.Accommodation

As one of top tourist destinations of Yunnan, Chengjiang county enjoys favorable accommodation. There are many high-quality and luxury hotels around Fuxian Lake Scenic Area. Travelers can have a good holiday here.

 

7.Attraction

Enjoying the picturesque landscape of Fuxianhu Lake, Chengjiang county is an idea place for holiday. It is remarkable since it is the fossil site, which can be the connection to the cambrian period. Travelers can feel the mysterious cambrian period, appreciate the rare ancient Guansuo Opera and roam along the beach. There are many top attractions in Chengjiang, such as Fuxian Lake Scenic Area, Fengshan Park, Bijia Mountain and Ancient Tombs of Jinlianshan and Xueshan Mountains and Xiazuosuo Mosque.

 

8.Administrative Division

As of 2012, Fuxianhu city has jurisdiction over 2 sub-districts and 4 towns, covering Yangzong Town(阳宗镇), Youzuo Town(右所镇), Haikou Town(海口镇), Jiucun Town(九村镇), Fenglu Sub-district(凤麓街道办事处), Longjie Sub-district(龙街街道办事处). The goverment of Chengjiang is located in Fenglu Sub-district.

 

9.What to Eat in Chengjiang County

1.Stewed Fish in A Copper Pot (铜锅鱼)

2.Jiangchuan Stewed Dish (江川炖菜)

3.Bao Shuang Cui (爆双脆)

4.Flavored Stewed Salt Fish (腌鱼)

 

10.What to Buy in Chengjiang County

1.Kanglang Fish (抗浪鱼)

2.Fermented Bean Curd of Yangzong Town (阳宗卤腐 )

3.Chengjiang Lotus Root Starch (澄江藕粉)

4.Lotus Root of Chengjiang County (澄江藕)

5.Sesame Slices(芝麻片)