Fugong County Overview


Fugong County is located in the southwest border of Yunnan Province. It covers a total area of 2724.64 square kilometers and has a population of 99893. 123km north of Liuku, mainly populated by the Lisu tribe. There are rice terraces just outside the town center on the slopes all along the river, easily accessible by walking. All along the trek up the slopes, the view extended to the Gaoligong Mountains with snow crowned peaks soaring over 4000 m. In addition, there are many popular attractions like ethnic villages and natural scenery for you. It is an ideal place for your discovery travel.


Basic Information

Chinese Name: 福贡县

English Name:Fugong County

Population: about 100,000

Nationalities: mainly Lisu, Nu, Bai, and Naxi nationalities

Area: about 2756.44 square kilometers 

Zip code: 673400

Area Code: 0886



Fugong County was under the administration of Yuesui Prefecture in West Han Dynasty, Yongchang Prefecture in East Han Dynasty. In the twenty-four year of the Republic of China (1935), it was renamed the Bureau of Fugong. Fugong got liberation in June, 1949. After the establishment of People's Republic of China, it was changed to Fugong county.



Due to the influence of Indian Ocean monsoon climate and Pacific monsoon climate, there are two rainy seasons in Spring and period between Summer and Autumn. The climate of Fugong is warm and temperate. The rainfall in Fugong is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. The average temperature in Fugong is about 20.7 °C. About 1573 mm of precipitation falls annually.



Fugong County is alpine Canyon landform with high in the north and low in the south. The Nujiang River runs through the whole area from north to south, forming a narrow V-shaped valley from north to south. The county's highest point in the Biluo Snow Mountains Galapai Peak, 4379 meters above sea level, and the lowest point 1010 meters above sea leve.



In general, traffic in Fugong is not very convenient, without train and plane. The Nujiang airplane is under the construction.



The hotels of Lushui are better than that of Fugong. If you want a better stay, you can go to the capital of Nujiang, Lushui City.



There is much to see or to do in Fugong County, which is known as the world of song and dance. Travelers, especially visitors who are inclined to adventure trip always regard three parallel longitudinal rivers as the top option. Minorities in Fugong is the most diverse in China and the population of minorities is the largest, so you definitely shouldn’t miss the festivals of minorities, it’s a good chance for travelers to explore ethnic culture.


Ethnic Culture

With the combination of Lisu and Nu culture, ethnic culture of Fugong is unique and colorful. Fugong, known as the world of song and dance, enjoys the rich artistic culture of ethnic groups. Ethnic groups are skilled by making handicrafts, such as bow and arrow, colorful costume. In addition, they still carry on the mysterious primitive religion represented by the rituals and totem worship. All of these are priceless treasure.


What to Eat in Longchuan

People who take a tour to Fugong county never forget to taste the food there. As a city having various Chinese ethnic minorities, the local food is different from the one in other places. All the foods in Fugong feature local culture of ethnic minorities, and all the materials are from this place. It is the creation of local people and the work of human wisdom. This article will take you into the local life to discover the stunning food in this Yunnan city.

What to Buy in Longchuan

Fugong county is a multi-cultural city with many ethnic minority groups, including the Lisu,Nu, Bai and Naxi etc. They live together harmoniously and retain their cultural legacy and life practices. There are much things visitors can buy in Fugong county.


Fugong County in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture

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Location of Fugong County (pink) and Nujiang Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China