Yunlong County Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 云龙县
  • Location: in the western part of Yunnan Province
  • Area: About 4,400 square kilometers
  • Population: 200,000
  • Language: Bai Language
  • Postal code: 672700
  • Area code(s): 0872

Where to Stay

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

What to Visit

Yunlong 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 Tongjing Bridge, Songshui Rattan Bridge, Caifeng Bridge, Tianchi Lake or Heavenly Lake, Panlong Temple, Hutoushan Mountain and Ancient Building Complex, Qingyun Bridge, Yuhuangge (Jade Emperor) Pavillion, Hutoushan Mountain, Tianzishan 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 Yunlong County is also between March and June.


Nuodeng Bai’s village is regarded as one of oldest traditional villages in Yunnan. Spectacular hamlet of ancient Ming and Qing dynasty houses and flagstone streets is unique. There are a lot of temple buildings in the village such as Yuhuangge Pavilion, Wen Temple, Wu Temple, Dragon Temple, Squared Gate built in Ming and Qin Dynasties. The sites of salt well, salt bureau, salt institution can easily be seen.


There is a "salt horse ancient route" in Yunlong County. Yunlong can be traced back to 2000 years ago. The town was a very important salt mining spot in that time. It remains its traditional extraction method by burning wood to get salt. Today, it lives Bai minority there.

What to Buy                                                                                       

There are many special things that you can buy, such as Nuodeng ham, Yunlong tea.


Each place has its own special dishes in China. Nuodeng ham, papaya chicken and Rushan are very famous in Yunlong County.

Administrative Division

Yunlong County is under Dali County’s jurisdiction.There are 4 towns and 7 townships in Yunlong: Nuodeng Town(诺邓镇), Caojian Town (漕涧镇), Jiuzhou Town(旧州镇), Baishi Town(白石镇), Baofeng Township(宝丰乡), Guanping Township(关坪乡)), Tuanjie Township(团结乡), Jiancao Township(检槽乡), Changxin Township(长新乡), Miaowei Township(苗尾乡), Minjian Township(民建乡).

Ethnic Groups

There are more than 20 ethnic groups in Bailong, including Bai, Han, Yi, Miao, Hui, Lisu and Achang Ethnic Minority.


The major festivals around Yunlong County include Kuoshi Festival of Lisu Ethnic Minority, Torch Festival, Ancestor Worship Festival of Achang Ethnic Minority, Tianchi Lake Pear Blossom Festival, Bathing Festival of Bai Ethnic Minority.