Shidian County Overview

1.Basic Information

  • Population: about 0.33 million
  • Nationalities: mainly Han,Yi and Bulang nationalities
  • Area: about 2,009 square kilometers
  • Zip code: 678200
  • Area code: 0875


Shidian County is located in Baoshan, Yunnan, China. Its seat is the large community Dianyang (甸阳镇). It is between east longitude 98 ° 54 '~ 99 ° 21', north latitude 24 ° 16 '~ 25 ° 00'. East boders on Changning County across the Kuke River, south is next to Lincang city, west is opposite to Longling county across Nujiang River, Longyang district is in the north.

3.Administrative Division

Shidian county’s jurisdiction is over 5 towns, 8 townships: Xunyang Town(甸阳镇),Youwang Town(由旺镇), Yaoguan Town(姚关镇), Taiping Town(太平镇),Renhe Town(仁和镇), Wanxing Town(万兴乡), Bailang Yi and Bulang Towship(摆榔彝族布朗族乡), Jiufang Township(酒房乡), RichengTownship(旧城乡), Mulaoyuan Bulang and Yi township(木老元布朗族彝族乡), Laomai Township(老麦乡), Heyuan Township(何元乡), Shuichang Township(水长乡).

4.Ethnic People

By the end of 2015, there were 26 ethnic minorities in Shidian county, and the population of ethnic minorities was 28,981, accounting for 8.41% of the total population. It is the important settlement of Blang Ethnic Monority. Others are Hui, Dai, Bai, Yi, Lisu, Wa.

5.Climate and Weather

Shidian County belongs to subtropical as the main body of the low latitude mountain monsoon climate. Annual frost-free period 273 days, annual average rainfall 883.2 mm, annual average rainfall days 153.9 days. It is warm all years and  abundant in rainfall.

6.Best Time to Visit

Without severe cold in winter and burning hot in summer, Shidian county has a warm and comfortable climate all year round. So four seasons are good for traveling.

7.Things to Do

Currently, Shidian Attractions mainly includes Shanzhou Forest Farm(AAA level), Shipiao Hot Spring Scenic Area(AA level), Yaoguan Ecological Town, Shanzhou Characteristic Smalltown, Banlang Characteristic Smalltown, Yeyahu Wetland, etc. Besides, there are 2 ethnic towns and 12 traditional ethnic villages where tourists can explore the ethnic culture.

8.How to Get to Shidian

The main means of transportation in Shidian county is the long-distance bus. You can also take the flight to Baoshan or Tengchong and then take the bus to Shidian.


Shidian County has a long history. About 8000 years ago the “Yao people” thrived in this land and wrote the splendid prehistoric culture. In the Western Han dynasty, Buwei County(不韦县) was set up, mamely today’s Shidian. In Yuan dynasty, the Zhangguansi(长官司) appeared, and in Qianlong 35th year of Qing dynasty, the Shidian Xunzhengting(巡政厅) was set up. In the early repulican period, the Shidian Partition county was named. On December 1, 1962, ShiDian county was set up by the State Council.