Chuxiong Overview

Chinese Name: 楚雄彝族自治州 English IPA: Chǔxióng Yízú Zìzhìzhōu Location: Central Yunnan Population (city): 2,744,000(2017) Language: Chuxiong Dialect Zip code: 675000 Tel code: (+86) 0878 Time zone: UTC+8

Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (楚雄彝族自治州) is named after the Yi ethnic minority that live in the area. The Yi is one of the largest ethnic minorities in China, and is spread throughout the southwest. Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture is one of the autonomous prefectures under the jurisdiction of Yunnan Province. It is located in central Yunnan Province, east of Kunming City, west of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, south of Puer City and Yuxi City, north of Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province.

Highlights of Chuxiong:

  • Colorful Ethnic Culture: Like many other cities in Yunnan, Chuxiong is the place where a great number of ethnic minorities gather. Yi is the main ethnic groups in Chuxiong. What’s more, Lisu, Miao, Dai, Hui, Bai and other ethnic minorities can be found here. Therefore, the traditional festivals of Yi, Lisu, Miao, Dai, Hui and Bai, unique local operas, dances, music and other art forms are the common entertainment methods in Chuxiong. Multi-ethnic settlement makes Chuxiong Prefecture full of colorful ethnic culture, whether the festivals or the food.
  • Magnificent Yuanmou Earth Forest: Yuanmou Earth Forest is a wonderful natural wonder in China and even in the world. After millions of years of crustal movement, the rain and wind has carved the land of Yuanmou into a strange shape. Therefore, it attracts many photographers, geologists, and well-known directors. The films that were filmed here include “The Promise” and Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles”.
  • Paradise for Tourists: When you step on the beautiful and tranquil land, travelers will see the picturesque landscape, unique natural scenic spots and the colorful ethnic culture, which are the most important elements of Chuxiong tour. The grand Yiren Ancient Town, the magical Ten-Month Solar Calendar Park, Lufeng World Dinosaur Museum and spectacular Yuanmou Earth Forest, etc. are the best places for tourists.

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Chuxiong Attractions

Top Chuxiong Attractions include Yiren Ancient Town,Jiyi Grand Valley, Guanglu Old Town, Shiyang Ancient Town, etc. Chuxiong Attractions are abundant and are full of all kinds, including natural sceneries, human sceneries and villages where you can experience the rich ethnic culture. Plan your Chuxiong Tour and visit the top attractions of Chuxiong. It boasts ancient history and eye-dazzling ethnic culture. It is the place where Asian’s most ancient Lufeng Ape and Yuanmou man were spotted, It’s also a place which dinosaur fossil were [...]

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Chuxiong Tours

The classic Chuxiong highlights are covered in different Chuxiong Tours, these  trips dip into the multi-ethnic and friendly Chuxiong with the amazing natural landscapes like Ten-Month Solar Calendar Park and the vibrant ethnic minorities culture as well as grand historical sites like Lufeng World Dinosaur Museum which you will be impressed. Chuxiong is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. Situated in the heartland of Kunming, west of Kunming, Chuxiong boasts ancient history and eye-dazzling ethnic culture. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Chuxiong , China Climate & When to Go

Chuxiong Climate & Weather describes information with temperature & precipitation. Find out the best time to visit Chuxiong and see the season highlights in Chuxiong Yunnan. It also tells you what to wear in different seasons and clothes packing for your trip to Chuxiong Yunnan. Chuxiong Climate and Weather Chuxiong Prefecture enjoys a pleasant climate and belongs to the subtropical low latitude plateau monsoon climate. Due to the high mountains and deep valleys, the vertical climate change is obvious. The climate characteristics [...]

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Transportation, Chuxiong , China Transportation

In this part, Chuxiong Transportation Guide serves you detailed information and introduces Chuxiong trains, Chuxiong  cycling, Chuxiong bus, Chuxiong taxis and ways of getting to & around Chuxiong, which help you choose the best way to get to Chuxiong. Chuxiong lies to the west of Kunming and the transportation is quite convenient. National highway 320 connects Chuxiong with Kunming, with distance of 160 kilometers. Meanwhile, there are roads leading to almost every county in the area. The Kunming-Dali Expressway passes through Chuxiong. And [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Chuxiong Festivals and Activities are very colorful and Chuxiong is the best place to take a festival tour. Chuxiong Festivals and Activities give a brief introduction of festivals and activities in Chuxiong, and tell travelers what to do when come to Chuxiong. Tourists who come to Chuxiong are not only can experience the beauty of this area, they also can enjoy all kinds of festivals and activities here.What's more, there are many entertainment for tourist to relax themselves. We lists [...]

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Travel Tips

When you go to a new place, you should know some useful information to make your journey more convenient and save your time. Chuxiong is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. Yunnan Exploration provides the detailed information about Chuxiong Travel Tips, which make your Chuxiong Travel more convenient and interesting. Useful Numbers of Chuxiong Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Zip code inquiry: 3139491 Tourism Complaint: 3164961 Consumption Complaint: 12315 Weather forecast of the scenic spots: 16800122 Best Time to Visit [...]

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Useful Maps

Chuxiong is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. Chuxiong Maps in English includes Maps List of Chuxiong Tourist Attractions, Maps of Chuxiong Tours, Maps of Transportation. It shows the specific location maps of main roads, transportation, bus stations, expressway, administrative divisions, famous tourist attractions, travel & tours, banks and hospitals. If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. Yunnan Exploration provides the complete maps related to Chuxiong, refer to the following [...]

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Chuxiong Accommodation

As Chuxiong is abundant in tourist resources, choosing a lodging place in Chuxiong is a piece of cake. As the development of its economy and tourism, hotels of all levels are constructed well. Tourists could find diverse hotels in Chuxiong. Chuxiong Accommodation and Hotels Booking introduces the recommended 5-star luxury hotels, and economic and cheap hostels in Chuxiong. Star hotels are mainly located in the city center with elegant furnishings and all-inclusive services which will meet customers’ different accommodation needs. Most [...]

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