Malipo County Overview

Malipo County (麻栗坡县; pinyin: Málìpō Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Malipo County locates southeast of Wenshan City. Malipo County enjoys the long and profound history and cultural blend, which is also the revolutionary base represented by the Malipo Martyrs Cemetery and Laoshan War Memorial Hall. It also offers the Dawangyan Cliff Paiting which is the bridge to meet the past. Travelers also can meet the traditional ethnic towns and villages to experience the original life styles. It is worthy to visit Malipo County.


1.Basic Information

Chinese Name: 麻栗坡县(pinyin: Málìpō Xiàn)

English Name: Malipo County

Population: 278,026 persons (by the end 2012;)

Administrative Division Code: 530924

Post Code: 663600

Phone Area Code: 0876

The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate: 云H

The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 532624

Area Coverage: 2334 square kilometers

Seat of Government: Mali  Township(麻栗镇))



Malipo county enjoys long and profound history. Malipo is under the administration of Jundumeng County in West Han Dynasty. In Nanzhao Kingdom, it is a part of Tonghai Dudu Office. Lin’an office administrated Malipo in Ming Dynasty. In October of 1961, Malipo county was established.



Malipo County (麻栗坡县; pinyin: Málìpō Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnanprovince, China. Malipo County is situated in the southeast of Wenshan City. Boundary line is 277km long, 100km from the east to west, 40km from the north to the south, and the total land area is 2334km. Topography of Malipo County is major for the lowering gorgr. The terrain tilts from the west to the east. Laojun Mountain, Dahei Mountain and Dapin Mountain distributed from the southwest to the northeast in the county. Most part of the county locate on the 1200m above sea level.The highest point is peak of Laojun Mountain(老君山), the lowest point is Tianbao which is a National Outbound and Inbound Port along the Panlong River.



Malipo county is located at low latitudes, enjoying the subtropical plateau monsoon climate.The climate is warm and temperate in Malipo. Molipo has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. This location is classified as Cfa by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature is 17.6℃in Yanshan. The average annual rainfall is 1068 mm.


5. Attraction

Malipo County, emphasizes on profound history and charming landscape which is away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Travelers can enjoy the leisurely life pace in the ethnic villages and find the bridge to ancient time by visiting the Dawangyan Cliff. There are also top attractions of Malipo County like Laoshan Mountain, Malipo Martyrs Cemetery and Tianshengqiao Cave in Malipo County. Festivals of the Zhuang and Miao ethnic minorities are big events in Malipo. We suggest travelers take part in these festivals because it’s a good chance to discover the minorities culture in Malipo. You will love this pure land.



Highways are the major means of transportation in Malipo county. Travelers can choose diverse  ways to get to Malipo county, such as by air, train and long-distance bus. There are also the bus transfering around Malipo county, which are installed with air-conditioners, and are in good conditions.


7. Accommodation

There are no luxury hotels and star hotels in Malipo County. If you want to have a better stay, you can live in Wenshan City.


8. Ethnic Culture

As of June of 2012, there are Miao, Zhuang, Yao, Yi, Dai, Gelao and Mongolian people in Malipo county, accounting for about 40% of the total population of Malipo. They live together in harmony and carry on the traditional culture generation by generation.


9.What to Buy 

  • Pseudo-ginseng of Wenshan (文山三七)
  • Wenshan Zhuang Brocade (文山壮锦)
  • Zhuang Ethnic Embroidery (绣花鞋)


10.What to Eat

  • Sanqi Steaming Pot Chicken, Wenshan  (文山汽锅鸡)
  • Dyed Glutinous Rice (壮家花糯米)
  • Block-shape Meat of Yi People(坨坨肉 )
  • Shagao of Malipo (麻栗坡的沙糕)