Xichou County Overview
Introduction of Xichou County
Xichou County (simplified Chinese: 西畴县; traditional Chinese: 西疇縣; pinyin: Xīchóu Xiàn) is under the administration of the Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in the southeast of Yunnan province, China. It is a small but amazing old town, enjoying the mysterious wind and rain bridge, the residential house of privilege in Qing Dynasty, even the mark of the ancient time, Site of Paleolithic Period. We can also see the the revolutionary heroes in Nanjiang Martyrs’ Cemetery. With the charming landscape, Jiguanshan Forest Park should be in your itinerary. If you visit Wenshan Prefecture, you cannot miss it.
Basic Information of Xichou County
- Chinese Name: 西畴县
- English Name: Xichou County
- Population: 250,000persons (by the end 2012;)
- Administrative Division Code: 530924
- Post Code: 663500
- Phone Area Code: 0876
- The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 云H
- The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 532624
- Area Coverage: 1545 square kilometers
Geography of Xichou County
Xichou County is located in the southern edge of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, with high topography in the north and middle, low in the southeast and southwest. Xichou County is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China. Xichou County stands in the middle of Wenshan, the Tropic of Cancer cut across Xichou County.
History of Xichou County
Xichou County is the place where tooth fossils of "Xichou people" of late Paleolithic were found. In West Han Dynasty, Xichou was under the administration of Zangke Prefecture. Tonghai Dudu Office administrated it in Nanzhao Kingdom period. During Dali Kingdom, it was a part of Xiushan Prefecture.
Xichou County enjoys the subtropical low-latitude monsoon climate zone with distinct dry and rainy season. The annual average temperature is 15.9, and the annual frost-free period is 340-362 days. It also enjoys enough rainfall and sunshine.
Highways are the major means of transportation in Xichou county. Also you can choose the air from Kunming to Puzhehei. Almost all buses of the two Passenger Transportation Stations are installed with air-conditioners, and are in good conditions.
There is no luxury hotel in Xichou County. If you want to stay in better hotel, you can stay in Wenshan City.
Xichou County, small but amazing, emphasizes on, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Travelers can enjoy the mysterious wind and rain bridge, the residential house of privilege in Qing Dynasty, even the mark of the ancient time, Site of Paleolithic Period. We can also see the the revolutionary heroes in Nanjiang Martyrs’ Cemetery. With the charming landscape, Jiguanshan Forest Park should be in your itinerary.
Zhuang, Miao, Yi and Yao are the major ethnic groups of Xichou. Zhuangs keep their sacrifice ceremony till today. Huashan Festival is the important event of Yao, which is favorable time to pursue love. Yao, believing in Taoism, takes advantage of Yin-yang and five elements a lot. Hualuo Branch of Yi focus on the festival of Han people, such as Spring Festival. With different beliefs and life styles, they live together in harmony for long time.
- Sanyuesan Festival of Zhuang People 壮族三月三
- Huashan Festival of Miao People 苗族花山节
- Panwang Festival of Yao People 瑶族盘王节
- Hualian Festival of Yi People 彝族花脸节
What to Eat in Xichou
- Sanqi Black-bone Chicken 三七乌骨鸡
- Zhuangs Five-color Glutinous Rice 壮家花糯米
- Xichou Chinese Mahogany 西畴香椿
What to Buy in Xichou
- Xichou Bayberry 西畴杨梅
- Xichou Yanghe 西畴阳荷
- Xichou Chinese Mahogany 西畴香椿
- Jinuo Costume 基诺族服饰