Yanshan County Overview

Introduction of Yanshan County

Yanshan County, located in the Yunnan Province, southwest of China, is named for the picturesque and inkslab-shaped mountain. It is a multi-nationality county with Han, Zhuang, Yi, Miao, Muslim and Yao etc. They live in Yanshan in harmony and create the beautiful county. With long history, Yanshan kept the copper drum, axe and pot of West Han Dynasty, Tianxin Mosque built in Qing Dynasty etc. There are many favorable scenic spots waiting for you to explore.


Basic Information of Yanshan County 

Chinese Name: 砚山县
English Name: Yanshan County
Population: 450,000 persons (by the end   of 2004;)
Administrative Division Code : 530924
Post Code: 663100
Phone Area Code: 0876
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate: 云S
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 532622
Area Coverage: 3888 square kilometers;


Geography of Yanshan County 

Yanshan County (砚山县; pinyin: Yànshān Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China. Yanshan County is a county of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture,it stands on the southeast of Yunnan Province and the midwest of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. Yanshan locates north latitude (23°19′—23°59′), east longitude(103°35′—104°45′). Connecting with the Guangnan County in the east, the Xichou County in the west and adjacent to the Qiubei County in the north, bodering with Kaiyuan and Mengzi County which belong to Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture. Yanshan county is located in the middle of southeast Yunnan karst plateau, high terrain northwest and low southeast. 


History of Yanshan County 

Yanshan enjoys long history. As early as in ancient times, there were human beings living in this land. In West Han Dynasty, Yanshan was under the administration of Zangke Prefecture. It was a part of Tonghai Dudu Office during Nanzhao Kingdom. In 1st April, 1958, Yanshan was under the administration of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.


Climate of Yanshan County 

Yanshan County enjoys the north subtropical plateau monsoon climate of low latitude, with the highest temperature of 33.4 centigrade, lowest  - 7.8 centigrade. The season does not change a lot. The whole year is humid. Travelers can visit Yanshan around the year.


Transportation of Yanshan County 

Yanshan county is located n the vital position to link Dian, Guiand Mian, the transportation is convenient. It reaches all directions and the National highway 323 through  all  county. 



There is no luxury hotel or star hotel in Yanshan, but budget and featured hotel and guest house. You can choose the hotel according to your requirements.



  • Luduke Catholic Church in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山县鲁都克天主教堂  
  • Jiayi Martyrs Cemetery in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山县稼依烈士宫
  • Yuxianhu Lake in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山县浴仙湖
  • Tinghu Lake in Yanshan County, Wenshan  砚山县听湖
  • The Site of Ameng Meeting in Yanshan County, Wenshan  砚山县阿猛会议
  • Tianxin Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山平远田心清真寺
  • Maoli Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山茂力清真寺
  • Sanjiacun Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山三家村清真寺  
  • Chongsheng Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山崇圣清真寺
  • Xiaoshiqiao Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山小石桥清真寺  
  • Songmaopo Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山松毛坡清真寺
  • Maodichong Mosque in Yanshan County, Wenshan 砚山茂地冲清真寺


Ethnic Culture

Yanshan enjoys colorful ethnic culture. Diverse ethnic groups live here generation by generation. They also carry on their traditional culture, such as sacrifice rituals, skill of making handicrafts and food culture etc.


Administrative Divisions

As of 2014, Yanshan county has jurisdiction over 4 towns, 7 townships (4 ethnic townships): Jiangna Town(江那镇), Pingyuan Town (平远镇), Jiayi toenshp(稼依镇), Ameng Town(阿猛镇), Ashe Yi Ethnic Township(阿舍彝族乡), Weimo Yi Ethnic Township(维末彝族乡), Ganhe Yi Ethnic Township(干河彝族乡), Panlong Yi Ethnic Township(盘龙彝族乡), Baga Township(八嘎乡), Zhela Township(者腊乡), Beng’e Township(蚌峨乡).


What to Eat

Sanqi Steaming Pot Chicken (三七汽锅鸡)

Rice noodle (砚山的米线)  

Sanqi  Black-bone Chicken (三七乌骨鸡)


What to Buy

Capsicum of Qiubei (丘北的辣椒)

Rice noodle (砚山的米线)  

Sanqi  Black-bone Chicken (三七乌骨鸡)