Xiangyun County Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 祥云县
  • Location: located in southern Yunnan Province, China.
  • Area: About 2,425 square kilometers
  • Population: 260,600
  • Language: Bai Language
  • Postal code: 672100
  • Area code(s): 0872

Where to Stay

Xiangyun County accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.

Where to Visit

Xiangyun county is a charming city with green hills and clear water, its tourism resources are unique and various. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as Ancient Tea Horse Road in Yunnanyi, Xiangyun Old Town, Qinghuadong Cave, Qinghai Lake, Shuimushan Mountain, Tinghua Cave, Tianhuashan Mountain and Jiuding Mountain.

Best Time to Visit

The best time for touring Dali is between March and June every year, because at that time there is the celebration for the March Street in Dali. It is also the time when the camellias are in bloom. It is warm and there is no wind or sand. Similarly, the best time for touring Xiangyun County is also between March and June.


MaBang was the main carrying way in Yunnan province during the period of Republic of China because of the bad geographic and economic environment. As a special carrying and trade organization, in the long course of its operation, MaBang formed its own culture, including the organization forms, guild regulations and carrying routes.


Geographically, Yunnanyi is an ancient town of Xiangyun County in the west-central part of Yunnan province. It is an important station of the ancient Southwest Silk Road in China, with a rich historical heritage.

What to Buy

There are many special things that you can buy, such as grass plaiting, series local spicy foods, Bai ethnic satchel.


Each place has its own special dishes in China. Shanzhu Guhua fish, donkey meat, dairy fans, Er Kuai are very famous in Xiangyun County.

Administrative Division

There are 8 Towns and 2 Townships under its jurisdiction:Xiangcheng Town(祥城镇), Shalong Town(沙龙镇), Yunnanyi Town(云南驿镇), Xiazhuang Town(下庄镇), Pupeng Town(普淜镇), Liuchang Town(刘厂镇), Hedian Town(禾甸镇), Midian Town(米甸镇), Luming Township(鹿鸣乡), Dongshan Yi Ethnic Township(东山彝族乡).

Ethnic Groups

It inhibited by477,500people and over 6 ethnic groups live here, including  Bai(9.3%), Han(82.97%), Yi(7.2%), Hui(0.11%), Lisu(0.24%), Miao(0.18%).


The major festivals around Xiangyun County include the Torch Festival, Mute (Yaba) Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority, Tianfengshan Mountain Song Festival, Visiting Three Spirits, Third Month Fair (March Fair).


Location of Xiangyun County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China  
 Location of Xiangyun County (pink) and Dali   Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China