Yimen County Overview

This is the Yimen overview. Yimen County is famous as the Wild Edible Mushroom town in Yunnan Province. Its complex topography, diverse forest types, soil types and unique three-dimensional climatic conditions have enriched the resources of wild edible mushroom.

1.Basic Information

Chineses name: 易门

Location: Middle of Yunnan 

Language: Southwestern Mandarin - Yunnan Dialect

Population: 181,100

Nationalities: Han, Yi, Miao, Hui

Area: 1571 square kilometers

Zip code: 651100

Area code: 0877

2.Geographical Location

Yimen county(易门县) is located in the west part of Middle Yunnan province, it borders Anning and Jinning county in the east, Eshan county in the south, Shuangbai county to the west and Lufeng county in the north. The county seat-Longquan town(龙泉镇) is 146km away from Hongta District(红塔区),the station of Yuxi people’s government and 94km away from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province. Its’ territory stretch 44 km from east to west and 57km from south to north with the total area of 1571 square kilometers. Hilly area occupies 97% of the total area, so, Yimen is a mountainous county.


Yimen is a county under the administer of Yuxi prefecture, its’ total population is 173 thousand. The area code is 0877 and the zip code is 651100. Yimen county is rich in natural resources like water power resources and mineral resources. Yimen county is one of the principle producing area of copper mine. Recently, Yimen county has made great progress in economic development, and tourism is growing to a mainstay industry of Yimen county.


Yimen was under the administration of Liangzhou Prefecture in ancient time. During West Han Dynasty (109 BC), Yizhou Prefecture administrated the Shuangbai County, which covered Yimen County. At the time of Qi and Liang in the Southern Dynasty, it belonged to Jinning Prefecture, administrated by Cuanshi actually, who administrated Yunnan for a long time. Till Tang Dynasty, it was a part of Gozhou Prefecture and changed into Tangfeng. Yimen became a part of Kunyang Prefecture in Ming Dynasty, which carried on as before till Qing Dynasty.

5.Administrative Division

The jurisdiction of Yimen is over 7 towns.

Longquan town(龙泉镇), Liujie town(六街镇), Lvzhi town(绿汁镇), Pubei township(浦贝乡), Shijie township(十街乡), Tongchang township(铜厂乡), Xiaojie township(小街乡).

6.Ethnic Groups

Many ethnic minorities inhabit in Yimen county, among them, Yi, Miao and Hani ethnic minorities are dominant.


The average annual rainfall is 880 mm.The least amount of rainfall occurs in January. The average in this month is 11 mm. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in July, with an average of 177 mm. The temperatures are highest on average in June, at around 23.9 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 12.2 °C. The variation in the precipitation between the driest and wettest months is 166 mm. The variation in temperatures throughout the year is 11.7 °C.

8.Best Time to Visit Yimen County

A trip to Yimen is recommended in Summer and Autumn as people can enjoy themselves in different activities and the weather is good.


The transportation of Yimen is relatively developed compared to other cities in Yunnan. You can get there by different ways. There are planes, long-distance buses, trains, taxis, buses and minibus for people to get out and around. The post and telecom industry took a step forward. You can choose minibus or long-distance bus to go to Hongta District in Yuxi, and buses depart to Kunming everyday.


Yimen county is rich in local dishes and delicacies. The eating habits of Han People is influenced by those ethnic minorities in Yimen county. In the county, you can taste many delicious local food, like Yimen pot-stewed chicken, Yimen Fermented bean curd, fiddlehead and  so on.

11.Top Attractions

There are some attractions in Yimen County for people to visit, which are Waitoushan Village of Xiaojie Town, Baiyi Village of Shijie Town and Pingtanzi Village of Longquan Residential District, and Jinsanxia Scenic Area, Jingle Nunnery, Copper Letter, Longquan River and Dalongkou National Forest Park, Martyrs Park.

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