Jianchuan County

Jianchuan County Overview

Chinese Name: 剑川县 English IPA: Jianchun Xian Location: located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, north of Dali Prefecture. Population (city): 174.6thousand Language: Bai language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Jianchuan County (剑川县) is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, north of Dali Prefecture.It is the north gate of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture,the whole city covers an area of 2250 square kilometers and about 126 kilometers away from Dali City and 464 kilometers away from Kunming.  It inhibited by 18,000 people and over 6 ethnic groups live here, including Bai, Han, Yi, Hui, Lisu, and Naxi ethnic minority, with the population of Bai making up 92% of the total, so Jianchuan County is also called‘the Hometown of Bai People’. Additionally, Patron God is practiced in Dali Area.

Highlights of Jianchuan

1.Profound Culture:

With a long history, Jianchuan has many scenic spotsand historical sites. It is a gorgeous place which is worthy to visit.

2. Ethinic Minority:

There are over 6 ethnic groups live in here, Bai, Han, Yi, Hui, Lisu, and Naxi ethnic minority. The largest group is Bai ethnic minority.

3. Jianchuan Wood Carvings:

The wood carvings in Jianchuan are known all over the world. It inherit and develop the excellent traditional skills of wood carving.

4. Shaxi Old Town:

Shaxi is an ancient town integrating business and Buddhist culture. It is an important trading hub on the Yunnan-Tibet Tea Horse Road


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    Jianchuan County Attractions

    As a part of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Jianchuan has a long history. It has many scenic spotsand historical sites. Jingfeng Pavilion Ancient Building Group and the Haimenkou Site are listed in the seventh batch of cultural relic protection units. You can visit Jingfeng Pavilion. Its delicate wooden building will make you surprised...Shiziguan Pass of Shibaoshan Mountain, Jianchuan Old Town, Ancient Building Complex of Xinmen Street, Jianhu Lake Wetland, Shizhong Mountain Grottoes in Shibaoshan, Qianshi Mountain, Shibao Mountain are [...]

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    Jianchuan County Tours

    Welcome to choose our customized, flexible and unique Yunnan Tour packages. With a long history, Jianchuan’s scenic spots and historical sites absorbs many tourists to visit. You can know their colorful ethnic culture, because there is over 6 ethnic groups in here. There are many different tours that you can choose. For example:1 Day Dali to Lijiang Tour with Shaxi Old Town and Shibaoshan Mountain, 46 Days Yunnan Panorama Photography Tour with 25 Ethnic Minorities Discovery and Three Parallel Rivers Hiking Adventure... If you [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Jianchuan County , China Climate & When to Go

    Jianchuan County has around 126 days in the year with temperatures around 18-21℃(54-66 F) which is the most appropriate temperature for taking a break. In addition, it enjoys abundant sunshine which is most welcome during the winter months thanks to its high altitude. Although the annual temperature difference is not great, daily fluctuations are significant in winter. There is no hot summer here, and T-shirts, shorts and a light over coat are enough for this time. Rain gear is also [...]

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    Transportation, Jianchuan County , China Transportation

    Jianchuan County(剑川县; pinyin: Jiànchuān Xiàn) is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in western Yunnan Province. It covers an area of 2250 square kilometers and about 126 kilometers away from Dali City and 464 kilometers away from Kunming. In Jianchuan, transportations is very convenient. There are long-distance bus and taxi.  How to Get in By Car Travel to Jianchaun by car is 464 km in distance, you need  5 houes from Kunming to Jianchuan. By Pubic Transportation By Long-distance Bus  Travel to Jianchaun by Pubic Transportation,  you need to go to the [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    As an area of minority, Jianchuan has many difference traditional festivals and various recreational activities. 1、Qingguniang Festival: It is the 15th day of the first lunar month. Qingqing Festival is a commemorative song and dance festival for Bai women. 2、Mule and Horse Trade Fair (August Fair): It is a fair that local people buy and sell their mules and horses. Meanwhile, there are various kinds of recreational activivies. 3、Shibaoshan Folk Song Festival:  It held from 26th day of the seventh lunar month to 1st of the eighth [...]

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    Travel Tips

    We’ve offered you some travel tips about Jianchuan County. Hope these information could be useful for you. Useful Numbers Zip code:671300 Area code:0872 Consumer Complaint:12315 Tourist Complaint:0872-2121246 Telephone Number Inquiry:114 Weather Forecast:121 Fire:119 Police:110 Ambulance:120 Safety Precautions 1.Take care of your luggage and important things, such as passport and visa. 2.Check out the weather report before your travel. Do not go sightseeing in bad weather. 3.Respect and follow local custom and avoid conflicts. Advice There is no hot summer here, and T-shirts, shorts and a light over coat are enough for this [...]

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    Useful Maps

    Jianchuan County covers an area of 2250 square kilometers and about 126 kilometers away from Dali City and 464 kilometers away from Kunming. Jianchuan County governs 5 towns and 3 townships. There are 5 neighborhood committees and 88 administrative villages. The county government is stationed in Jinhua Town. The terrain in the territory is high in the northwest and low in the southeast. There are some reliable traffic lines and maps which can help you to get to Jianchuan.  [...]

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    Jianchuan County Accommodation

    Jianchuan is a little county which doesn't have deluxe hotels., but accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels  according to your requirements.  Here are some hotels we provide for your reference. Jianchuan  Fangda Hotel(剑川方达酒店)--- four-star Tel:(0872)4777777 Address:The jiont of 214national road and Jianhe Road, Jinhua Town, Jianchuan County, China C0mment:The hotel has  well-equipped basic facilities and perfect service system. Jiali Hotel(佳丽酒店)---four-star Tel:(0872)4777118 Address:No.12 Wenxian Road, Jinhua Town, Jianchuan County, China C0mment:The hotel is very comfortable and the price is cheap. Jixiashan SUNYATA Hotel(既下山SUNYATA酒店)---four-star Tel:(0872)4721568 Address:No.115 Shideng village, Shaxi Old Town, Jianchuan County, [...]

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