Pingbian County Overview

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

1. Basic Information

• Full Name: Pingbian County

• Chinese Name: 屏边县

• Keywords: Miao Minority

• Location: Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

• Area: 1906 square kilometers

• Population: 160045(2017)

• Zip Code: 661200

• Area Code: 0873

2. Geographical location

Pingbian Miao Autonomous County is located in the south of the tropic of cancer, lies in the south of Yunnan Province and the southeast of Honghe prefecture. Its geographic coordinate is between 103°24'-103°58' east longitude and 22°49'-23°23' north latitude. It is 63 kilometers long from north to south and 55 kilometers wide from east to west, covering an area of 1906 square kilometers. Pingbian county borders Wenshan in the east and Hekou county in the south, faces Maguan County accross the river, adjoins Mengzi in the north, connects Gejiu in the southwest. Yunnan-Vietnam railway and Kunhe Highway go through the county.

Terrain in Pingbian County is high in the north and low in the south, sloping from north to south. Nanxi river, Xinxian river, Nameguo river run throughout the territory. The highest altitude in Pingbian county is 2590 meters and the lowest altitude is 154 meters. The mountainous area accounts for 100% of the area.

3. Climate

Pingbian Miao Autonomous County enjoys a subtropical humid mountain monsoon climate, due to the influence of topography and landforms, with obvious characteristics of mountain climate. Located at low latitude and influenced by the warm and humid air flow from southeastern ocean, Pingbian county is humid and rainy in summer.

4. The Best Time to Visit Pingbian County

Rainy season in Honghe prefecture is mainly from May to October, and from late November to January and February of the following year is the frost period. Therefore, tour in Honghe prefecture should avoid the summer and autumn, which are raining and hot during the same period. The best time to visit Pingbian county is March to April and September to November, when the sunshine is mild and the rainfall is less.

5. Administrative Divisions

Pingbian Miao Autonomous County has jurisdiction over 4 towns and 3 townships, Yuping Town玉屏镇, Xinxian Town新现镇, Heping Town和平镇and Baihe Town白河镇, Baiyun Township白云乡, Xinhua Township新华乡 and Wantang Township湾塘乡. Yuping Town is the county seat of Pingbian County.

6. Ethnic Groups

There are 17 ethnic groups in Pingbian Miao Autonomous County, including Miao, Han, Yi, Zhuang, Yao and other minority groups.

7. Things to Do

The most famous attraction in Pingbian County is Daweishan Mountain. The natural landscapes, magnificent folk custom and cultural landscapes of Daweishan Mountain Virgin Forest provide advantaged conditions for the development of Pingbian tourism. Main attractions in Pingbian County include Daweishan Mountain Virgin Forest, Pingbian Martyrs Cemetery, Shuichongzi Martyrs Cemetery, Dalongshu Martyrs Cemetery, Xinxian Sleeping Buddha, Miao Folklore Garden, Bear Park, Wujiazhai Village Renzi Bridge五家寨人字桥, tropical fruit garden and so on.

8. Transportation

You have two ways to get in Pingbian County, long-distance bus and train. Non-stop long-distance buses and trains are available, there is railway station in Pingbian County, named Pingbian Station. 

9. Recommended Hotels

1. Daweishan Holiday Club大围山酒店

Address: No.51, Weiguo Road, Yuping Town, Pingbian County屏边县玉屏镇卫国路51号

Tel: 0873-3227800

Starting Price: 287 CNY

2. Jinshengyuan Hotel金盛缘酒店

Address: East Wenhua Road, Yuping Town, Pingbian County屏边苗族自治县文化路东段

Tel: 0873-3225658

Starting price: 78 CNY

10. History

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

In 1950, today’s Pingbian County belonged to Mengzi Administrative Region, and in 1957, it belonged to Honghe Prefecture. In March, 1960, Pingbian county and Hekou County merged, and divided in April, 1963. On July 1st, 1963, Pingbian Miao Autonomous County was set up, and was under the administration of Honghe prefecture.

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