Qiaojia County Travel Tips


Dressing Tips

  • March - June, September - November: People can dress some thin clothes and take some coats or jackets for different changes between morning and night.
  • July - August: People should dress some cool clothes for it is so hot and someone could take some raincoats and Rash Guards.
    December - February: When it comes to Winter, people need to take some thick clothes to keep warm and take some scarves and hats to protect their head.
  • More details: If you want to go to the attractions, you should wear some alpine jackets, hiking boots.


Ethnic culture

There are some ethnic people living there, so you should respect their customs and avoid doing something bad to effect their lives.


  1. Avoiding crossing the fireplace. The Yi ethnic minority regard fire as the most important thing in their lives.
  2. Do not eat dog, kill dog and beat dog. This is forbidden by the Mao ethnic minority.
  3. Buyi ethnic minority forbid cuting the tree of mountain God and the totara.


Because Qiaojia is a small county, there is no 5-star or 4-star hotels. If you need these 5-star and 4-star hotels, you can go to Zhaotong for 4-star hotels and to Kunming for 5-star hotels. Although the county is small, the hotels are clean and confortable. If you want to find some hotels, the following are my recommendation.

Ludian Tanglang Hotel(鲁甸堂琅酒店)


Address: besides the border highway in Qiaojia county(巧家县过境公路)

Zhuoda Hotel(卓达酒店)


Address: besides Qiaojia Police Station on the border highway in Qiaojia county(巧家县过境路巧家县公安局旁)

Jiale Hotel(嘉乐苑)

Address: on the Qingnian Road in Qiaojia county(巧家县青年路)


Qiaojia's transportation system is poor now. There is no airport and train station. So people need to take long-distance buses from Kunming and Zhaotong. And then do not take the unlicensed cab or taxi when you stay in Qiaojia.

Best time to visit

The best season to visit Qiaojia County is Spring for the beautiful flowers are all around of the mountains. The best mouth to visit Qiaojia County is May for the most beautiful bird come there and you can have a wonderful trip here.

Useful Numbers

Consumer Complaint: 12315

Tourist Complaint: 0870-2122835 0870-2123079

 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114

Weather Forecast: 121

Fire: 119

Police: 110

Ambulance: 120



You can change you money in Kunming and Zhaotong, for there is not any bank which could help you exchange money.

Postal Saving Bank of China(Qiaojia Sub-Branch)

Address: No.9 on the Xinhua North Road in Qiaojia county(巧家县新华北路9)

Tel: 0870-7121878


Agricultural Bank of China(Qiaojia Sub-Branch)

Address: No.32 on  the Xinhua North Road in Qiaojia county(巧家县新华北路32)

Tel: 0870-7122157


County Rural Credit Cooperatives Union(Qiaojia Sub-Branch)

Address: on the Hongwei Street in Qiaojia county(巧家县红卫街)

Tel: 0870-7125867


Qiaojia County People’s Hospital(巧家县人民医院)

Tel:  0870-7123173

Address: No.26 on the North Street in Qiaojia county(巧家县北街26号)


Qiaojia Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine(巧家县中医院)

Tel: 0870-7125843

Address: on the Xinhua Road in Qiaojia county(巧家县新华路)