Weishan County

Weishan County Overview

Chinese Name: 巍山彝族回族自治县 English IPA: Weishan Location: the western part of Yunnan Province, south of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture Population (city): 320,154 Language: Yi Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County is located in the south of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in the west of Yunnan Province. Weishan has a long history and numerous historic sites and scenic spots. Sixteen sites of the Neolithic Era have been discovered in Weishan. The county has preserved more than 2,100 cultural relics in museums at different levels.

Highlights of Weishan

▪ Weishan Old Town: Built in the end of Yuan Dynasty, it is the cradle of Nanzhao Culture and the most well-preserved ancient architecture complex in China.

▪ Weibao Mountain: Weibao Mountain was the birthplace of Nanzhao State and well-known for its sacred Taoist site. And it is also one of the famous mountains in southwest China with a good reputation of “the quietest place being in Weibao in the world”.

▪ Yuanjue Temple: Yuanjue Temple is shaped by trees with a long history of more than 500 years. Famous scholar Yang Shen in Ming Dynasty has lived here. With Mountain in the back and old town in the front, it is a beautiful tourist attraction.

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    Weishan County Attractions

    With a splendid location and mild climate, there are a lot of splendid sceneries in Weishan County. Weishan Old Town is the cradle of Nanzhao Culture and the most well-preserved ancient architecture complex in China. You can visit different traditional ethnic village to know ethnic culture. Tianmoya Temple was originally built in the Nanzhao Period of the Tang Dynasty and is a temple view that emphasizes both Buddhism and Taoism. [...]

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    Weishan County Tours

    Weishan is a county with strong Chinese atmosphere in Yunnan. If you experience the charm of Weishan County, you may want to stay there forever. If you don't know how to start your trip, here are many different Weishan tours to help you: 15 days southwest Yunnan birding tour, 1 day Weishan Snack Festival tour, 13 days Yunnan Muslim culture discovery tour... If you have any doubt, you can consult us, and we can help you plan a better trip. [...]

    Climate & When to Go

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

    Weishan County is part of the southern extension of the Yunling Hengduan Mountains. It is located in the northern part of the Ailao Mountain and the Wuliang Mountain, and faces the Cangshan Mountain in Dali. The altitude difference is very large, with the lowest elevation of the river valley is 1146 meters, and the highest elevation of the mountain is 3037 meters. Weishan County belongs to the north subtropical plateau monsoon climate. Except for some cold areas in the mountains and [...]

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    Transportation, Weishan County , China Transportation

    Weishan County covers an area of 2200 square kilometers and about 59 kilometers away from Dali City and 375 kilometers away from Kunming. How to Get in                                                                      1.By Car                                                                    Travel to Weishan County by car is 375 km in distance, you need 5 hours from Kunming to Weishan County. 2.By Long-distance Bus  Travel to Weishan County by Pubic Transportation, you need to go to the West Bus Station to take bus. There are three coaches a day. It costs your 116 RMB and 5 hours. 3.By Airplane and Bus If you [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    In Weishan County, Yi ethnic minority created brilliant culture and customs, among which the unique traditional festivals of Yi people enjoy good fame and attract tourists home and abroad to visit, such as Dragon Worship (Jilong) Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority, Weishan Snack Festival, the Ancestor Worship Festival of Yi Ethnic Minority. Almost any Weishan tour could be enhanced with an activities or a festival with a little careful planning. [...]

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    Travel Tips

    1.Useful Numbers Zip code: 672400 Area code: 0872 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Tourist Complaint: 0872-6120743 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Weather Forecast: 121 Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 2.Safety Precautions Take care of your luggage and important things, such as passport and visa.  Check out the weather report before your travel. Do not go sightseeing in bad weather.  Respect and follow local custom and avoid conflicts. 3.What to Wear There is no hot summer here, and T-shirts, shorts and a light over coat are enough for this time. And in winter, you should bring thick clothes or down jacket. 4.The Best Time to Visit  A lot of festivals [...]

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    Useful Maps

    To help you have a better understanding about Weishan County, and plan a Weishan tour easily, we have collected some very useful Weishan tourist maps, including Weishan attractions map, map of scenic spots around Weishan, etc, all of which are downloadable and printable. [...]

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    Weishan County Accommodation

    In Weishan County, accommodation is convenient and comfortable. You can choose different hotels according to your requirements.  ▪ Berlin Hotel(柏林酒店) Tel: (0872)6369777 Address: No.6 Nanzhao Hutong, Weishan County, China C0mment: It has convenient transportation and superior geographical position and the room is clean and comfortable. ▪ Yajie Guest House(雅洁客栈) Tel: (0872)4124222 Address: No. 13 Shuiba, Nanzhao Town, Weishan County, China C0mment: The hotel has well-equipped basic facilities and perfect service system. It is near to Weishan Old Town.  ▪ Yijia Business Hotel(忆家商务酒店) Tel: (0872)6121166 Address: Second Road, Weishan County, China C0mment: It has a low price. ▪ Wenxian Hotel(文献酒店) Tel: (0872)6211077 Address: Wenxian Road, Weishan County, China C0mment:  The hotel has well-equipped basic facilities [...]

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