Jinping County Overview

Jinping County overview is a relatively comprehensive introduction to Jinping County. In this part, you will have a general understanding of Jinping County.

Basic Information

• Full Name: Jinping County

• Chinese Name: 金平县

• Keywords: Frontier County

• Location: Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

• Area: 3677 square kilometers

• Population: 356,200

• Zip Code: 661500

• Area Code: 0873

Geographical Location

Locted in the south of Honghe Prefecture, Jinping County borders Lvchun County to the west, Yuanyang County to the north, Laocai and Lai-chau of Vietnam to the south; neighbors Gejiu and Mengzi across the Honghe River in the north; And faces Hekou County across the Honghe River in the east. Jinping Miao, Yao and Dai Autonomous County covers an area of 3677 square kilometers, its county seat is 477 kilometers from Kunming, 135 kilometers from Mengzi. National open port, Jinshuihe port, is 18 kilometers from Fengtu County of Vietnam, 56 kilometers from Santang City of Lai Chau and 195 kilometers from Dien Bien Phu in the north Vietnam, 580 kilometers from Hanoi, 231 kilometers from Bombay County of Laos. Its boundaryline is 502 kilometers, ranking second in Yunnan province. There are 3 border trade points, Shili Village Hot Pool(十里村热水塘), the northwest of Maandi(马鞍底), Jingshuihe Nafa(金水河那发) and 66 passages. The highest altitude in Jinping County is 3074 meters, while the lowest altitude is 105 kilometers.

Administrative Divisions

By 2016, Jinping County has 4 towns and 9 townships: Jinhe Town金河镇、Jinshuihe Township金水河镇、Mengla Town勐拉镇、Laomeng Town老勐镇, Zhemi  Lalu Ethnic Town者米拉祜族乡、Tongchang Township铜厂乡、Yingpan Towship营盘乡、Laojizhai Township老集寨乡、Adebo Township阿得博乡、Shayipo Township沙依坡乡、Dazhai Township大寨乡、Mengqiao Township勐桥乡、Maandi Township马鞍底乡.

Ethnic Groups

Jinping County is a minority autonomous county, in which minority population is 87.4% of registered population. There are 9 ethnic groups living in Jinping County for generations. They are Miao, Yao, Dai, Hani, Yi, Han, Zhuang, Lahu and Bulang respectively.


Jinping County lies on low-latitude plateau area in south Yunnan Province. It enjoys tropical monsoon climate with abundant rainfall and clear dry and wet season. Because of altitude difference and complex topography, the climate forms the feature of "ten miles has different weather". Over the years, the annual precipitation is 2330 mm on average, and the annual average temperature is 18°C.

The Best Time to Visit Jinping County

Jinping County climate is warm in winter and cool in summer. The annual average temperature is 17.8℃. There are no four seasons but rainy season and dry season. Rainy season is from May to October. Jinping County Tourism Bureau telephone is 0873-5225136.

Top Attractions

Top attractions in Jinping County includes Hani Rice Terrace of Jinping County, Fenshuiling national nature reserve, Xilong Mountain nature reserve, Ladeng Waterfalls, butterfly valley, Mengla Waterfalls and some traditional ethnic villages like Pingan Village.


You have three ways to get in Jinping County, long-distance bus, train and airplane. Non-stop long-distance buses are available, but non-stop train and airplane are not available since there are no railway station and airport. If you want to take train, you should transfer in Mengzi City.

Recommended Hotels in Jinping County

1. Jinyun Hotel金运宾馆

Address: No.8, Xinjian Road, Jinping County金平县城中心新建路8号

Tel: 0873-5221167

Standard Room Price: 129 CNY(discount price)

2. Xilong Hotel西隆酒店

Address: Huancheng South Road, Jinping County金平县环城南路

Tel: 0873-5227888

Standard Room Price: 158 CNY(discount price)

3. Zhengfeng Hotel正丰大酒店

Address: No.160, Qianshao South Road, Jinping County前哨南路160号

Tel: 0873—5227688

Standard Room Price: 100 CNY(discount price)

Local Specialty

Until 2010, there are specialties including Tsao-Ko, pollution-free banana, gackfruit, rubber, Jinping ethnic medicine, Yao herb medicine and ethnic costume, etc, in Jinping County.


Jinping County has a very long history. We will list a part of its history.

Before 111 BC, our today's Jinping County was the dependency of Mengdaguang(勐达光)/Ailao Kingdom. In Nanzhao Kingdom, it was under the administration of Tonghai military prefecture. In Dali Kingdom, it belonged to Xiushan prefecture. In 1950, it belonged to Mengzi prefecture. In January 1954, Honghe Hani Autonomous Prefecture established, and Jinping county delimited into this autonomous prefecture. In November 18th, 1957, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture was founded, Jinping County was under the jurisdiction of it. In June 11st, 1985, Jinping County was revoked, and Jinping Miao, Yao and Dai Autonomous County was set up.

More History and Culture of Jinping County.