Daju Town Overview

1. Basic Information

● Chinese Name: 大具乡

● Area: 450.3 square kilometer

● Population: 25800

● Zip code: 674100

● Dialing code: (+86) 0888 

2. Location

Daju Town, is adjacent to Mingyin town in the east, Dandong town of Lijiang Gucheng district in the southeast, Baisha town in the south, Longpan township in the southwest and Baoshan Township in the north. Geographical coordinates: 100°08'-100°22 ' eastern longitude27°10 '- 27°26 'north latitude. The town government is 87 kilometers away from Yulong County, 84 kilometers away from Lijiang city, 5 kilometers away from the famous tiger leaping gorge.

3. Administrative Division

Daju Town has jurisdiction over four village committees, namely Piliang village committee(培良村委), Toutai village committee(头台村委), Baimai village committee(白麦村委) and Jiazi village committee(甲子村委), with 49 Groups of villagers in total. Thereinto, Huiyingpan village(会营盘村) of Peiliang is selected as one of Chinese ethnic characteristic villages.

4. Climate

This area is mainly distributed dry-hot valleys, barrage area, mid-levels land and mountainous area. The highest elevation is 5596 meters and the lowest is 1650 meters, Annual average temperature is 17℃, with the highest 33.7 ℃ and the the lowest temperature 0 ℃. Annual rainfall is between 600-900mm; frost period is around 30 days; annual accumulated heat is 5640 calorie. Three-dimensional climate is obvious, with relatively unique natural conditions and climatic conditions. There are 233,000 hectares of forest, forest coverage of 51.8 %.

5. People

In 2006, the total population of Daju Town was 9,775, among which there were 6,951 Naxi People, 1,372 Han people, 623 Yi People and 829 other nationalities. 

6. Best Time to Visit

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is suitable to visit all the year around, while autumn and winter is the best time with heavy snow covered and fabulous glacier. The clear sky and wide vision will feast your eyes. April to June and September to October are the best time for hiking and exploring the Tiger Leaping Gorge. 

7. Features

Daju town is best known for its important crossing point of the Lijiang’s fabulous treks and its magnificent view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

8. Things to Do

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge. Besides, there are many ethnic villages such as Xuehua Yi Ethnic Village, Huiyingpan Village.

9. Culture

Daju Town is a hot land with a long history and ancient culture. The ancient people left a mysterious cliff painting on a stone wall not far from the Gorge Watching Platform, which is the first spot that has been found of the well-known "Jinsha River Cliff Painting Group".

Daju town is also a famous hometown of Dongba paper. Toutai Village Committee is a wood carving village with a long history.

10. Economy

with 13648 mu of cultivated land, Daju Town grows the grain crops including wheat, corn, rice, beans and other crops. About half of the population are poor households. 

11. Dining and Accommodation

There is no high-end hotels located in Daju Town. Tourists can stay and eat in the local guesthouse with clear and safe environment.

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