Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, situated in the southeastern part of Yunnan, is called as the Gate of Southeast of Yunnan. Wenshan is known as the ‘Town of Pseudo-ginseng’, abound in high-quality pseudo-ginseng. With the rich natural tourism resource and profound history culture, Wenshan enjoys the ancient land and heroic people. Ornamented by the unique and charming attractions, Wenshan is a famous and inviting destination for your travel in Yunnan. Puzhehei gives the the experience of fishing-boat man singing at sunset; Bozhushan Mountain shows you the sea of cloud; Cemetery of Martyrs in Wenshan City represents the great heroes; Bamei is the ‘Land of Idyllic Beauty’. Wenshan is worthy of the top choice for your travel in Yunnan.
2.Area: 31,456 square kilometers (12,145 square miles)
3.Nationalities: Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yi
4.Seat of the city government: No.44, Dongfeng Road, Kaihua Town Wenshan CountyUseful
5.Tourist Complaints: 0876-2151632
6.Weather Forecast: 121
7.Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Wenshan stands in the southeast of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau backed by the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in the northwest. Mountainous region occupies nearly ninety-five percent of the prefecture's territory. The total area under cultivation only accounts for a proportion of seven percent. Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Nationalities Autonomous Prefecture is situated in the southeastern part of Yunnan. The Karst topography of Wenshan forms a great variety of fantastic scenery with its mountains, waters, forest, stones and caverns. The Babao Sanla Waterfall and the Puzhehei scenic area are the most attractive parts of Wenshan. Lying in the southeast of Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture neighbors Baise in the Guangxi Province. It is bounded on the south by Burma. Wenshan City, the government seat of the prefecture is about 310 kilometers (193 miles) from Kunming.
Administrative division of this area in history initiated during the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), when the emperor launched the exploitation of southwestern border area. Kingdoms set up by local ethnic minorities were conquered and replaced by counties and shires newly established by the court.
The prefecture enjoys a plateau monsoon climate at low altitude having distributions of six climatic types, ranging from the north subtropical zone to the middle temperate zone. 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. Average temperatures in January and February are respectively 6.5-13.5C (43.7-56.3F) and 17-28.5C (62.6-83.3F).
Lying in the southeast of Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture neighbors Baise in the Guangxi Province. It is bounded on the south by Burma. Wenshan County, the government seat of the prefecture is about 310 kilometers (193 miles) from Kunming. It is convenient for travelers to transfer to Kunming or other place.
Most of high-quality hotels are in Wenshan City and Qiubei County. Travelers can have a good stay here.
Traveling to Wenshan must be a amazing experience. There are so many highlights in Wenshan, such as Puzhehei Lotus Lake, a panoramic view of clear lakes and pond full of lotus, emerald mountains and enchanting karst landscape. Bamei Village is regarded as a land of idyllic beauty. Other top highlights are Laojun Mountain Forest Park, Liujing Karst Caves and Seven Star Lake. Wenshan is also a place inhabited by eleven ethnic minorities.
The principle nationalities inhabiting the prefecture are the Zhuang and the Miao. They have different habit of living: Zhuang used to live at the headwaters region, while Miao like to live at the top of a mountain. The ancestor of Miao was good at hunting. The hunters were often injured and bleeding. They chewed a kind of weed and used the chewed weed to put on the wound to stop the bleeding, the wound was sealed just like by a lacquer. It is now one of the famous medicines in China.
What to Eat
Dyed Glutinous Rice 壮家花糯米
Lotus Banquet 丘北莲花宴
Sanqi Steaming Pot Chicken of Wenshan 文山汽锅鸡
What to Buy
Capsicum of Qiubei 丘北辣椒
Wenshan Zhuang Brocade 文山壮锦