Huize County Overview

1.Basic information

Chineses name: 会泽

Location: In the northeast of Yunnan 

Language: Southwestern Mandarin - Yunnan Dialect


Nationalities: Han, Yi, Miao, Hui

Area: 5854 square kilometers

Zip code: 654200

Area code: 0874

2.Geographical Location

Huize county belongs to Qujing Municipal, locating in the Northeast of Yunnan Province. Coordinates:26° 24′ 57.2″ N, 103° 17′ 36.6″ E. It is 120 km (75 mi) from the center of Qujing. Huize is located between mountains with rice fields at one side and a large earth dam to the south. Some of the mountain areas are blasted for construction materials.


Tempered by the low latitude and moderate elevation, Huize has a mild subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), with short, mild, dry winters, and warm, rainy summers. A great majority of the year's rainfall occurs from June to September. The vertical distribution of vegetation types in Huize is very obvious. It is divided into three types, subalpine shrubs and meadows, distributed over 3,000 meters above sea level, with more than 200 herbs. The rivers in the territory belong to the Jinsha River water system. The Jinsha River is named after the golden sands in the upper reaches. It is also known as Lishui in ancient times.


In Sui Dynasty belonged to Gongzhou. Tangxing County was established at the beginning of the Tang Dynasty. During the Nanzhao Kingdom it was located in Dongchuan County. During the Dali Kingdom there was the Governor of Dongchuan. At Yuan Dynasty it was Dongchuan Road. During the Ming Dynasty, it was Dongchuan Prefecture. In the 5th year of Qing Emperor Yongzheng (1727), he transferred Yunnan Province, and he settled it as Huize County, and moved to Zhongping in the following year. In the second year of the Republic of China (1913), the Dongchuan government was renamed Dongchuan County. In 1927, the county was re-established. In 1947, it belonged to the Qujing Agency. After the new China, it was changed to the Zhaotong Special Administrative Department. In October 1958, the Dongchuan City was withdrawn. In December 1964, the restoration of Huize County was changed to the Qujing area.

5.Administrative Division

There are 21 towns in Huize county of Zhaotong.

They are Jinzhong town (金钟镇), Dajing town (大井镇), Nagu town (娜姑镇), Yiche town (迤车镇), Leye town (乐业镇), Zhehai town (者海镇), Kuangshan town (矿山镇), Daibu town (待补镇), Zhichang town (纸厂乡), Malu town (马路乡), Huohong town (火红乡), Xinjie town (新街乡), Yulu town (雨碌乡), Dahai town (大海乡), Luna town (鲁纳乡), Laochang town (老厂乡), Shangcun town (上村乡), Wuxing town (五星乡), Jiache town (驾车乡), Daqiao town (大桥乡), Tianba town (田坝乡).

6.Ethnic Groups

Huize is a multi-ethnic county with Han, Hui, Yi, Zhuang, Miao, Bai, Naxi ethnic minorities. Tibetan, Yao, Lahu, Yi, Hani, Mongolia, Achang, Pumi, Dulong, Yi, Buyi, Water, Dongxiang and other 25 ethnic groups are still in Huize. The inhabitants of the world have five ethnic groups: Han, Hui, Yi, Zhuang and Miao. Ethnic minorities account for about 5% of the total population of Huize County. Among the ethnic minorities, there are many Hui, Yi, Zhuang, Miao and Bai ethnic groups. The most populous minority in Huize County is the Hui. All townships (towns) have ethnic minorities living inhabited, forming a ethnic group with large mixed populations, and all ethnic groups live in harmony. Xinjie Township, where Hui people live in concentrated areas, is the only minority township in Huize County.


Huize average elevation of more than 2200 meters, the plateau air is thin, the radiation wave is short, and the sunshine time is long. The annual average sunny day is 225 days, the annual sunshine is 2100 hours, and the annual average temperature is 12.7 °C. Spring heats up quickly and falls cool in autumn. The climate is warm and temperate in Huize. The rainfall in Huize is abundant, with precipitation even during the driest month. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Cfb. The average temperature in Huize is 13.3 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 826 mm.

8.Best time to Visit

The climate is warm and temperate in Huize. So people can go to Huize in every seasons, but it is better to go in Spring, Summer and Winter. The weather is good to visit the attractions and people can enjoy different views.


Huize county has a convenient transportation system. There are long-distance buses, taxi, buses and minibus for people to get out and around. In addition, Xuanwei Train Station plays an important role in Huize’s transportation system.


Huize Food is various and kind of interesting, but all in all, the decilious Huize food always leaves the tourists a unforgettable impression.

11.Top Attractions

There are some Huize county attractions, and people can visit the Huize Ancient Town, Shuicheng Kuohong Cultural and Ecological Park, Huize Park, Nagu Old Town, The Giant Coins, Baoyun Minting Department, Tang Jiyao Former Residence, Yili River, Wanshou Palace, Dadifeng Geofracture, Dahai Caoshan Mountain, Shaochongjiao Revolutionary Martyrs Monument, Longtan Cemetery of Martyrs, Jianshan Armed Insurrection Site, Huize Hongse Culture Exhibition Hall, Shuicheng Arms Expansion Site of The Red Army, Huguang Guild Hall Stony Village of Dahai Town, Baiwu Village, Baiwu Village Catholic Church, Huize Mosque, Yangmei Mountain Birding, Daqiao Black-necked Crane National Nature Reserve and Nianhu Lake.