Yuxi Travel Tips

This page tells you some Yuxi travel tips. When plan your trip to Yuxi, view our answers to questions about Yuxi travel to get better understanding of Yuxi City.

Useful Numbers

Phone Dialing Code 0877
Fire 0877119
Police 0877-110
Ambulance 0877-120
Weather Forecast 0877-121
Tourist complaint 0877-96927
Yuxi Tourism Bureau 0876-2067406
Yuxi Security Bureau 0876-2022571
Yuxi Road Transport Bureau 0876-2034844
Yuxi Food and Drug Administration 0876-2033936 

Best Time to Visit Yuxi

Yuxi has spring-like seasons, moderate temperatures in summer and autumn. The pleasant climate is suitable for traveling, especially in May and June, the temple fair in Gushan of Yuxi and the Copper Pot Food Festival in Fuxian Lake are all very popular maong locals and tourists. Mid-June is the best time to enjoy the ripe mango in Yuxi.

Yuxi Dressing Tips

Winter and Spring in Yuxi is windy with less rain and it is drier. Lipstick and moisturizer are essential. The temperature reaches lowest point in January, and the average temperature is between 8℃ and 16℃. You need to wear a warm fleece jacket. You can wear down jackets if you are afraid of cold in winter. Yuxi has a large temperature difference between day and night , and there is often a temperature difference of more than ten degrees between day and night. Even in mild summer and autumn, it is best to bring a coat.

  • March - June, September - November: People can dress some thin clothes and take some coats or jackets for different changes between morning and night.
  • July - August: People should dress some cool clothes for it is so hot and someone could take some raincoats and Rash Guards.
  • December - February: When it comes to Winter, people need to take some thick clothes to keep warm and take some scarves and hats to protect their head.

Note: If you want to go to the attractions, you should wear some alpine jackets, hiking boots. 

How to Get to/around Yuxi

Yuxi Transportation mainly rely on trains and buses, without airlines. It is only one hour's drive away from Kunming, and is very convenient to get to Yuxi from Kunming.  However, there is the general agency of China Airline Company in Yuxi. There you can buy air tickets, return air tickets and inquire about anything about air tickets. You can get to Kunming first by air, and then go to Yuxi by train or by bus. Train transportation in Yuxi is very convenient. Yuxi Railway Station provides trains to Kunming, Beijing, Zhenzhou, Hekou, Mengzi and Dali. People can take trains from Kunming to Yuxi. It’s the best choice for you to take high-speed rail to Yuxi which only takes 30 minutes. The Yuxi Central Bus Station offering long-distance buses to the prefetures and cities in Yunnan, as well as the regional counties in Yuxi.  Visitors can get around Yuxi by city bus, taxi, minibus, bike and by suburban buses.

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What and Where to Eat in Yuxi

Sour and spicy are the favorite tastes of Yuxi people. Famous dishes in Yuxi are Spicy Chicken Soup with Herbs, Mushroom Feast, Roasted duck, Jiangchuan Stewed Dish, and famous snacks in Yuxi City inlcude Crystal Preserved Fruits, Cool Rice Noodles and Iced Porridge etc. Special Local Products: Tonghai bean powder candy, sesame pieces, Yuxi dried rice noodles, etc. Baochenhao Shifu (宝臣号食府), Café Fin du Monde (帝盟) and Lao Dong Zhou Huang(老东粥皇) are recommended places to eat in Yuxi.

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Where to Stay in Yuxi

Yuxi accomodation has wide range of choices of hotels. Traveling in Yuxi and surrounding areas, you can easily find many hotels.  But how to choose a good one is becoming a question especially for tourists abroad. In order to avoid this situation, here we selected the most comfortable and best valued hotels for you. Different styles of hotels are offered ranging from mid-range to budget ones, such as Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake, Ramada Plaza Fuxian Lake, Hongta Hotel of Yuxi and Zhongyu Hotel of Yuxi. 

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Things to Do in Yuxi

Fulxian Lake Cruise

There are many rumors and legends about Fuxian Lake. For example, divers have found large-scale underwater buildings at the bottom of the lake, and many media at home and abroad have reported on the "underwater ancient city"; it is also said that divers have found a large number of bodies flowing with the water at the bottom of the lake, and people who take boats in Fuxian Lake have seen rare big fish, etc. No one has confirmed whether these rumors are true or false, but they have made Fuxian Lake mysterious and attracted numerous tourists. Just take a cruise tour on Fuxian Lake and it will feast your eyes with impressive lake scenery.

Yuxi Landscape Caught on No.2 Bus

No.2 bus in Yuxi city is the only bus to Hongta Hill, and it is also the bus that runs through the most prosperous part of the city. Sitting in the car, the passers-by in a hurry on the road, the scenery passing by on the street, the high-rise buildings and the busy shopping malls are windows to local life and customs of Yuxi.

Hot Spring Recreation

You can relax in hot springs to relieve daytime fatigue. The most popular ones among locals are Yingyuetan Hot Spring and Xiangbi Hot Spring 

Ethnic Culture Discovery

Besides the famous Dongjing Daoism Music, Huadu Dance and other folk culture. There is one unique folk opera in Yuxi you shouldn't miss, that is Nuo Opera (傩戏). Director Zhang Yimou's movie "Walking a Thousand Miles and Riding Alone" mentioned an ancient opera, Nuo Opera. Guansuo Opera (关索戏) is one of the ancient Nuo operas, which is unique to Xiaotun Village, Yangzong Town, Chengjiang County, Yuxi. The ancient Nuo Opera is called "living fossil of drama" and is a ceremony in the totem worship period of ancient times. Its purpose is to pray for the gods to rid ghosts of plague and protect the peace of life.

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Banks in Yuxi 

You can change you money in Kunming and Yuxi, for there are some banks which could help you exchange money.

  • Bank of China (Yuxi Branch) 中国银行(玉溪市分行)
    Address: No.56 Nie’er Road, Hongta District, Yuxi云南省玉溪市聂耳路56号
    Tel: 0877-2057456
  • Construction Bank of China (Yuxi Branch)中国建设银行(玉溪建设支行)
    Address: No.88-12 Middle Dongfeng Road, Hongta District, Yuxi 东风中路88-12号
    Tel: 0877-2033461
  • Agriculture Bank of China (Yuxi Branch)中国农业银行(玉溪市支行)
    Address: No.39 Fenghuang Road, Hongta District, Yuxi凤凰路39号
  • Construction Bank of China (Hongta Branch in Yuxi)中国建设银行(玉溪红塔支行)
    Address: No.44 Xiushan Road, Hongta District, Yuxi
    Tel: 0877-2061747/0877-2061443
  • Bank of China (Yuxi Branch) 中国银行(玉溪市分行)
    Address: No.56 Nie’er Road, Hongta District, Yuxi 云南省玉溪市聂耳路56号
    Tel: 0877-2057456

Hospitals in Yuxi

  • People’s Hospital of Yuxi City (玉溪市人民医院)
    Address: No.21 Nie’er Road, Hongta District, Yuxi 
    Tel: 0877-2036632
  • Children’s Hospital of Yuxi City (玉溪市儿童医院)
    Address: No.19 Guishan Road, Hongta District, Yuxi
    Tel: 0877-2010601桂山路19号
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Yuxi City (玉溪市中医医院)
    Address: No.53 Nie’er Road, Hongta District, Yuxi 
    Tel: 0877-2079599

Post Office and Expresses in Yuxi

  • Yuxi City Post Office
    Address: No.22 Nanbei Road, Hongta District, Yuxi 玉溪红塔区南北大街22号
  • SF Express
    Address: No.9, Building 1, Chengbo Garden, Chenghua Road, Yuxi玉溪市澄华路澄波花园1栋9号
  • ZT Express
    Address: No.62, Yanxing Street, Hongta District, Yuxi 玉溪市红塔区研兴街62号


There are some ethnic people living there, so please respect the custom of minorities even some of them doesn’t make any sense.

  • Avoiding crossing the fireplace. The Yi ethnic minority regard fire as the most important thing in their lives.
  • Do not eat dog, kill dog and beat dog. This is forbidden by the Mao ethnic minority.

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