Qiubei County Overview


Qiubei County (丘北县; pinyin: Qiūběi Xiàn)  is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China. Qiubei County is located in the southeast of Yunnan Province. Qiubei enjoys the varied karst landform, idyllic scenery, view of fishing junks at sunset and traditional culture of ethnic groups. Puzhehei Scenic Area is the top attraction of Qiubei County, which offers karst peak, group of lake, ancient cliff paintings etc. To sum up, leisure life here is advisable to you, getting rid of the hustle and bustle of metropolis then being immersed in lakes and mountains.

Basic Information

English Name: Qiubei County
Chinese Name: 丘北县 
Location: southeast of Yunnan Province, adjacent to Guangnan County in the east, bordering on Yanshan County and Kaiyuan County in the south
Population:  459,000 (by     the end of 2010);
Nationalities: Zhuang、Yi、Yao、Miao、Han.
Zip Code: 663200
Phone Area Code: 0876
Area: 4997 square   kilometers;
Population: 0.45 million persons   (by the end of 2010);
Seat of Government: Jingping Town 锦屏镇



In Tang Dynasty, Qiubei is under the administration of Langzhou Prefecture;  In Dali Kingdom of Song Dynasty, it is a part of  Weimo Prefecture. In the eighth year of Kangxi period(1669), Qiubei County is a part of Shizong Prefecture. In 1958,Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture was established. Wenshan has jurisdiction over Qiubei County.



Because it is located in the low latitude monsoon region, Qiubei belongs to the middle subtropical plateau monsoon climate. There are four climatic types: the subtropical, the middle subtropical, the north subtropical and the south temperate zones. The annual average temperature is 13.2-19.7 degrees C, and the annual average rainfall is 1000-1270 mm. It has clear dry and humid seasons. May to October is the rainy season gathering over eighty percent of wenshan's rainfall throughout the year. Most of the region has a favorable climate without winter chilliness and summer heat. 



Qiubei is located in the highland area of karst mountain in Southeast Yunnan, high in the southwest and low in the northeast. Nanpan River, Liulangdong River, Kuamo River are the main rivers in Qiubei,  belonging to the Lujiang Branch of Honghe River.

Qiubei County is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.Qiubei County locates on the southeast of Yunnan Province ,adjacent to Guangnan County in the east,bordering on Yanshan County and Kaiyuan County in the south, Nanpan River adjacent to Mile County and Luxi County on the other side in the west, adjucture of Shizong County and Xilin County which belongs to Guangxi Zhuang Nationality Autonomous Prefecture in the north.


In Qiubei county you can choose airplane, high-speed rail or highways. Highways are the major means of transportation in Qiubei Region, with Qiubei County as the transportation center. Qiubei Passage Bus station (丘北客运站). Every day there are buses going to all parts of Qiubei Region to Wenshan, Milei, Puzhehei(普者黑) , and Luoping so on Region. If you take Volvo to Kunming, that will cost you 290 yuan per person; if it is Eveko, that is 62 yuan per person. There are every day buses going to Yanshan, Guangnan and other parts in the Wenshan Region, but no buses going out of the Region. Almost all buses of the two Passenger Transportation Stations are installed with air-conditioners, and are in good condition.



In Qiubei County, the most famous attraction is Puzhehei Scenic Area. You can choose one hotel here. Except the idyllic views, the hotels of Puzhehei enjoys the local features and fine facilities. 



Traveling to Qiubei must be a amazing experience. There are so many highlights in Qiubei, such as Puzhehei Lotus Lake, a panoramic view of clear lakes and pond full of lotus, emerald mountains and enchanting karst landscape. It is the location of the TV series Once Upon a Time. Qiubei is also a place inhabited by eleven ethnic minorities. Therefore, celebrating the festivals altogether with local minorities in the most interesting thing.

Ethnic Culture

Qiubei enjoys the idyllic and charming landscape, which attract the tourists from home and abroad. Moreover,  the ancient traditional ethnic culture also is the highlight of Qiubei, like Yi, Yao, Zhuang, Miao, Bai, Hui. They has a long history. These ethnic groups carry on their traditional culture here.


What to Eat in Qiubei County

Qiubei grape(丘北葡萄)

Drunken Shrimp( 醉 虾 )

Lotus root starch (藕粉 )

Red Kidney Beans (红腰豆)

Sour Soup chicken (酸汤鸡)  

What to Buy in Qiubei County

Qiubei chili( 丘北辣椒 )

Lotus root starch(藕粉)

Nijiao Liquor(腻脚酒)

Kidney beans(红腰豆) 



Location of Qiubei County (pink) and Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Qiubei County (pink) and Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China