Yuanmou County

Yuanmou County Overview

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Yuanmou County belongs to Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province, located in the northern part of Central Yunnan Plateau. Yuanmou County neighbors Wuding in the east, Lufeng in the south, Dayao in the west, Sichuan Huili in the north, Mouding in the southwest, Yongren in the northwest. It Is the earliest human discovery site of “Yuanmou Man” and “the Orient Homeland”. The territory covers an area of 2021.69 square kilometers with a total population of 215795 (2010).

Highlights in Yuanmou County:

“Yuanmou Man” Culture: “Yuanmou Man” has branded the ancient history of Yuanmou with the indelible roots of Chinese civilization, such as Yuanmou Man Museum and Site of Yuanmou Man.

Christian Culture: Christianity spreads widely in ethic minority areas of Yuanmou and has a deep influence. Among them, the Miao, Lisu area of transmission and influence is the most typical and far-reaching.

“Tulin” Landscape: Tulin, which means earth forest in English, is a common scenic spot in Yuanmou, such as  Yuanmou Earth Forest, Wumao Earth Forest, Langbapu Earth Forest and Banguo Earth Forest.

Ethnic Culture: There are more than 20 ethic minorities in Yuanmou, such as Yi, Bai, Dai, Zhuang, Miao, Hui, Su, Lahu, Wa, Naxi, etc.

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    Yuanmou County Attractions

    Before you start your trip, figuring out Yuanmou County's top attractions and what to do in Yuanmou will make this trip more pleasant and go well. Yuanmou enjoys natural attractions left in different periods, such as Wumao Earth Forest Jiangbian Jinsha River Ferry and Yuanmou Earth Forest. What's more, Yuanmou is famous for cultural attractions, such as Xiaoliangshan Traditional Culture Conservation Area of Yi Ethnic Minority, Kamo Yi Ethnic Cliff Inscriptions and Yuanmou Man Museum. Traditional villages and ethnic towns also are must-see [...]

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    Yuanmou County Tours

    Welcome to choose our customized, flexible and unique Yuanmou County Tour packages. It can be joined in whatever your Chuxiong Prefecture tour or Yunnan tour. We are here to offer you all kinds of travel plans range from 1 day local trip to 46 days combined Yunnan trip and you can choose what kind of theme you like such as the “Yuanmou Man” Culture tour, Christian Culture tour, “Tulin” Landscape tour and Ethnic Culture tour. [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    By investigating the weather condition of Yuanmou County, We find out the best time to visit Yuanmou County. Climate of Yuanmou County Yuanmou is a subtropical hot monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 21.9 degrees, an extreme maximum temperature of 42 degrees and a minimum temperature of minus 0.1 degrees. The annual sunshine hours were 2670.4 hours, and the average annual sunshine hours were 7.3 hours / day. The frost-free period in mountainous area is 305 ~ 314 days, the [...]

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    Many means of transportation are available in Yuanmou County. We will provide tourists with detailed information about how to get in and get around Yuanmou. How to Get in Yuanmou County? By Air There are no airports in Yuanmou now, so we recommend tourists to get here in other ways. Train The train journey from Kunming to Yuanmou is about 174.5 kilometers. If tourists want to take trains to Yuanmou from Kunming, you should go to Kunming Railway Station to take trains. We provide tourists with [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Yuanmou County is a typical multi-ethnic united county with a long history and culture and thick ethnic folklores. Various ethnic minorities have created colorful festivals in Yuanmou County. Besides, there are many activities and entertainments in Yuanmou County. We provide you with a brief view of them. Festivals in Yuanmou County  1. Huashan Festival of Miao Ethnic Minority (苗族花山节) Huashan Festival, as its name implies, is a festival on "Huashan Mountain". The core spirit is national unity and happy gathering. In essence, it is the [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Yuanmou Travel Tips will be helpful if it's your first time to visit here. For a better travel experience, it's necessary to read the information below. 1.Useful Numbers Zip code: 651300 Area code: 0878 Useful Numbers Consumer Complaint: 12315 Tourist Complaint: 0871-64608315 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Weather Forecast: 121 Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 2. Money Exchange Money exchange is offered in any one of the Bank of China in Yuanmou County.  1. Yuanmou County Branch of People's Bank of China     Address: No.50, Longchuan Street      Telephone: 0878-8211135 2. Yuanmou County Branch of Agriculture [...]

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    Useful Maps

    If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. In order to show you clear direction and location, this part provides you some useful maps of Yuanmou County like Yuanmou County Region Map, Yuanmou County Tourist Attractions Map, Yuanmou County Location Map, the map that how to get to Yuanmou from Kunming, the map that how to get to Yuanmou County from Chuxiong City and the map how to get Yuanmou Earth Forest from Kunming. [...]

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    Yuanmou County Accommodation

    We offers all kinds of hotels in Yuanmou County for tourists. Here we have collected where to stay in Yuanmou County for travelers. All hotels are with good location, cost-efficient prices and considerate services. 4-star Yuanmou Jinjiang Phoenix Hotel (元谋锦江凤凰大酒店) Address: No.143, Dongfang Yuanren Valley  Telephone: 0878-8383111 Yuanmou Hotel (元谋大酒店) Address: No.1, Yuanchang Road Telephone: 0878-8222333 3-star Yuanmou Lanyuan Hotel (元谋兰园酒店) Address: No.109, Faxiang Road of Yuanma Town Telephone: 0878-8216666 Yuanmou Xinzhuang Hotel (元谋欣莊酒店) Address: Next Dagou Village Passenger Bus Station Telephone: [...]

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