Heqing County Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 鹤庆县
  • Location: located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, China.
  • Area: About 2,395 square kilometers
  • Population: 260,600
  • Language: Bai Language
  • Postal code: 671500
  • Area code(s): 0872

Where to Stay

Heqing County accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.

Where to Visit

There are many scenic spots are worthy to visit. Wuxing Yi Ethnic Village of Liuhe Town, Yunnan Silver Museum, Bianchui Ancient Village, Tianzimiao Cave, Yindu Shuixiang Scenic Area, Yunhe Tower, Heqing Confucius Temple are good choices.

Best Time to Visit

The best time for touring Dali is between March and June every year, because at that time there is the celebration for the March Street in Dali. It is also the time when the camellias are in bloom. It is warm and there is no wind or sand. Similarly, the best time for touring Heqing County is also between March and June.


Xinhua, also known as Shizhaizi, is a Bai ethnic village in the northwest of Heqing County of Dali Prefecture. Xinhua has been noted for its silverwares.


Heqing is a cultural center on the Ancient Tea-horse Road. It is a bright pearl on the plateau in northwestern Yunnan.

What to Buy

There are many special things that you can buy, such as silverware, Heqing tile cats, Heqing qianjiu wine, Heqing ham.


Each place has its own special dishes in China. Goat raw hide, rice stewed in copper pot, preserved pork organs are very famous in Heqing County.

Administrative Division

Heqing County is under Dali County’s jurisdiction. There are 7 towns and 2 townships in Heqing County: Yunhe Town(云鹤镇), Caohai Town(草海镇), Xintun Town(辛屯镇), Songgui Town(松桂镇), Xiyi Town(西邑镇), Huangping Town(黄坪镇), Longkaikou Town(龙开口镇), Jidun Township(金墩乡), Liuhe Township(六合彝族乡).

Ethnic Groups

The major ethnic groups are Han,Hui,Bai,Miao,Lisu.


Location of Heqing County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China Location of Heqing County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China