Chuxiong City Overview

1. Basic Information of Chuxiong City

● Chinese Name: 楚雄市

● Altitude: 691 meters—2,916 meters 

● Population: 561,555

● Average Temperature: 15.6 °C

2. Administrative Division of Chuxiong City

As of 2013, Chuxiong has 12 towns, 3 townships, 152 village (residential) committees, 2834 village (residential) groups under its jurisdiction. 

3. Geography

Chuxiong City is high in the northwest and low in the southeast. The highest point in Chuxiong is Xiaoyuewen Mountain with 2916 meters above sea level; the lowest point is the junction of Yijialahe River and Shiyang River with 691 meters above sea level.

4. Climate

Chuxiong city is a north subtropical monsoon climate area, the winter is dry and wet, the temperature difference is big, the year difference is small; the winter is not cold, summer is not very hot; the dry and wet seasons are clear, the rain and heat are the same season; the sunshine is abundant, the frost period is short, and the winter precipitation is on the low side The annual rainfall is 864 mm and the average annual temperature is 15.6 ℃.

5. The Best Time to Go

With favorable weather all year round, Chuxiong City is a beautiful place worth traveling, especially from March to October-the best time to visit Chuxiong when blooming flowers, ripe fruits and festival activities all gather together.

6. Transportation

As of 2013, the mileage of roads in Chuxiong was 9573.15 kilometers, including 422.2 kilometers of oil roads and 59.9 kilometers of stone roads. The railways passing through Chuxiong city include the Guangda Railway (Guangtong-Chuxiong-Dali), Darui Railway (Dali-Baoshan-Ruili), and Lixuang Railway (Lijiang-Shangri-la).

7. Culture

Chuxiong has made great effort to excavate Yi culture, build Yi cultural tourism boutique, use the Torch Festival in June of the lunar calendar, comprehensively introduce strange cultural customs to attract tourists experience the wonders and mysteries of the original ecological worship of “Tiger People”.

8. Economy

In 2013, Chuxiong achieved a gross national product of 24.36426 billion yuan, an increase of 10.3 percent over the same period last year, of which the added value of the primary industry was 2.38367 billion yuan with an increase of 7.1 yuan; the added value of the secondary industry was 13.61245 billion yuan with an increase of 8.2 yuan; and the added value of the third industry was 8.36814 billion yuan with an increase of 15.1 yuan. The third industrial ratio is 9.8: 55.9: 34.3.

9. Tourism

Chuxiong City is rich in tourist resources. Chuxiong enjoys natural attractions left in different periods, such as Baicaoling Mountain Range, Valley of Love and Zixi Mountain. What's more, Chuxiong is famous for cultural attractions, such as Feilaisi Temple, Wanjiaba Ancient Tombs and Chuxiong Confucius Temple.