Guandu District Overview

‣ Basic Information of Guandu District

● Chinese Name:官渡区

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Altitude:1,886 meters—2000 meters

● Population: 882,000

Average Temperature:15°C (59°F)

‣ Administrative Division of  Guandu District

By the end of July 2016, Guandu District had 10 streets and 1 state-level economic and technological development zone.

They are Guanshang Street, Taihe Street, Wujing Street, Wujing Street, Jinma Street,Xiaobanqiao Street, Guandu Street,Yiliu Street, Liujia Street, Dabanqiao Street, Ala Street and Kunming National Economic and Technological Development Zone.


Guandu area is composed of plateau basin, hills and low mountains. To the south and west, the gradient is gradually reduced, which is inclined from north to east to south to west, and the tilt azimuth is about 203 degrees. The two profiles are cut out to observe the change of elevation from the high mountain to the Pingba to the Dianchi Lake. The middle mountains are in the north, east and southeast, and the hilly regions are in the middle. The altitude of the whole area is between 1886.6-2731 meters.

‣ Climate

Guandu District belongs to the subtropical-plateau mountain monsoon climate. Due to the influence of warm and wet southwestern Indian Ocean, annual average temperature is 15°C (59°F). The climate in Guandu is warm and temperate. 

‣ The Best Time to Go

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

‣ Transportation

With Guandu District's rapid economic development and gradually promoting facilities, the transportation is becoming more and more convenient. Subways, buses, taxis, various kinds of shared transport tools are all available in Guandu District.

‣ History

Guandu District is one of the four urban areas of Kunming and an important birthplace of ancient Dian civilization.

‣ Culture

As of 2015, there were 114 art performing groups in Guandu, 337 places for social culture and entertainment, 27 museums (including private), 532 collections of cultural relics, 1 public libraries, 742 thousand books, 8 community culture rooms, and 6 new books and circulation points, the first recitation art group in Yunnan and the community children's reading. 655 activities were held throughout the year, 71 exhibitions, 177 lectures and 213 training sessions.

‣ Economy

Last year, Guandu District of Kunming achieved a GDP of 114.014 billion yuan, an increase of 10.4 yuan, and economic strength reached a new level. This is two consecutive years of double-digit growth since the total economic volume of the region broke through the 100 billion yuan mark in 2016, and the total amount has been the first in the county economy of the province.

‣ Festival

With a long history, Gusndu District enjoys lots of unique located festivals and activities, such as Insect King's Day, Horse Running festival, Torch Festival and Local Temple Fair.

‣ Tourism

In recent years, Guandu District has strengthened the macro-guidance and management of tourism, constantly increased investment, vigorously developed the city’s resources, and actively expanded the tourism market. Also, as a place that is blessed with lovely natural sceneries and cultural relics, tourism in Guandu District enjoy good development conditions.