Gejiu Overview

Chinese Name: 个旧 English IPA: Gejiu Location: the East of Honghe Prefecture Population (city): 471000 Language: Yunnan Dialect Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Gejiu(个旧) is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Honghe Autonomous Prefecture. Geographic coordinate is between 102°54′-103°25′ east longitude and 23°01′-23°36′ north latitude. Gejiu is 280 kilometers away from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, 200 kilometers from Vietnam. It covers an area of 1587 square kilometers with 471,000 of population. The city is famous for its tin production and more than 2000 years of tin mining history. Gejiu city is China’s largest tin production base, known as “China’s Tin Capital”. At the same time, Gejiu is the earliest tin production base in the world.

Highlights of Gejiu 

1. Ethnic Culture: Ethnic minorities in Gejiu include Yi, Zhuang, Hui, Miao, Dai, Hani and other 6 minorities.

2. Nonferrous Metals: Gejiu is a metallurgical industrial city mainly producing tin and a variety of non-ferrous metals such as lead, zinc and copper. it is famous Tin Capital at home and abroad.

3. Popular Attractions: Attractions in Gejiu include Laoyinshan Mountain, Baohua Park, Gejiu Museum, Heima Tomb of Han Dynasty and Shadian Mosque, etc.

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    Gejiu Attractions

    Attractions in Gejiu are the combination of natural landscapes and cultural landscapes. Tourists can not only enjoy natural scenery like Baohua Park, Laoyin Mountain, Honghe Cycad Nature Reserve, Gejia Forest Park, Lvshuihe Tropical Rainforest and Yashadi Hot Spring, but also experience Chinese history in Baofenglong Trade Shop, Heimajing Tomb of Han Dynasty and Tangdian Site of Neolithic Culture. With beautiful scenery and pleasant weather, it is an ideal place for tourism. Besides, there are some traditional ethnic villages where tourists can explore the [...]

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    Gejiu Tours

    Gejiu Tours are usually involved with the hot destinations such as Jianshui and Yuanyang. There are Yi, Zhuang, Hui, Miao, Dai, Hani and other 6 minorities living in Gejiu. In addition, there are various mosques, natural scenery, ethnic villages and historical relics in Gejiu. Therefore, our Gejiu tour packages are related to ethnic culture and sightseeing tour. Various tourism themes can be chosen in Gejiu tours, such as ethnic minority discovery tour, Muslim tour, ethnic villages tour, Muslim culture tour, photography tour and [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Gejiu , China Climate & When to Go

    Because of large altitude difference, three-dimension climate feature in Gejiu is obvious. Gejiu is rich in animal and plant resources. 1. Precipitation and Temperature Gejiu enjoys subtropical highland monsoon climate. Rainfall in winter is much less than summer. Annual average temperature is 16.4℃, the coldest monthly average temperature(in January ) is 10.1℃ and the hottest month(in July) is 20.5℃. Annual rainfall is 1139 mm on average. Gejiu is called "one of the livable cities". 2. The Best Time to Visit Gejiu Tour is available [...]

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    Transportation, Gejiu , China Transportation

    High-grade highways and narrow gauge railway in Gejiu go directly to Kunming, south to Hekou, the important border town with Vietnam. Highways in Gejiu extend in all directions. 326 line(Kunming-Hekou Highway) and 323 line connect Tangdian倘甸, Shadian沙甸, Jijie鸡街 and Datun大屯 with Kaiyuan, Mengzi and Jianshui, which are the main passages from Gejiu to Kunming and inland. Traffic conditions at Jiasha贾沙, Baohe保和, Kafang卡房 and laochang老厂 of southwestern Gejiu are not so good because of remote terrain and low class of highway. How [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Gejiu City is dominated by Han nationality and 12 ethnic minorities. Ethnic minorities include Yi, Zhuang, Hui, Miao, Dai, Hani and other 6 minorities. Each ethnic group in Gejiu created its own festivals. Here below are some festivals and activities in Gejiu. 1. Jiajizhai Pear Blossoms Festival加级寨梨花节 Every March, the view is most beautiful when the pear blossoms are in bloom at Jiajizhai Village of Jijie Town in Gejiu. At that time, pear blossoms festival is celebrated. Tourists can get into pear blossom valley to [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Gejiu travel tips provide some considerations when traveling in Gejiu City, which can help you to prepare a trip. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Postal Code: 661100 Tourist Service: 12301 Weather Forecast: 121 Area Code: 0873(+86) Consumer Complaint: 12315 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Tourist Complaint: 0873-2156208 The Best Time to Visit Gejiu Enjoying the subtropical monsoon climate, tour is available all the year round in Mile. However, in order to avoid the moist and hot summer, the best time to travel is spring, autumn and winter. Especially in winter, with clear and temperate [...]

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    Useful Maps

    To help you have a better understanding of Gejiu City, we post different Gejiu maps including Gejiu region map, Gejiu tourist attractions map, Gejiu location map and Gejiu transportation map, etc, through which you can know how to get to Gejiu and what to discover there. More information, check out the list below. [...]

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    Gejiu Accommodation

    There are few luxury hotels in Gejiu, but hotels with affordable price. In addition, there are many hotels in Gejiu, so finding a place to stay is not a problem. Here are some hotels in Gejiu. Chises Name English Name Address Phone Number 个旧红河大酒店 Honghe Grand Hotel No.55, Renmin Road, Gejiu个旧市人民路55号 0873-2155598 个旧鸡街五星宾馆 Jijie Wuxing Hotel No.155, Dongfeng Road, Jijie Town, Gejiu个旧市鸡街镇东风路155号 13887309798 沙甸品质生活馆 Shadian Quality Life House Close to Baipo Reservoir, Shadian, Gejiu个旧市沙甸白坡水库旁 0873-2666666 个旧易通宾馆 Yitong Hotel No.48, Heping Road, Gejiu个旧市和平路48号 0873-8856888 个旧云上印象主题酒店 Yunshang Impression Theme Hotel No.42, Renmin Road, Gejiu个旧市人民路42号 0873-8858889 个旧十号楼宾馆 Shi Hao Lou Hotel No.124, Jinhu East Road, Gejiu个旧市金湖东路124号 0873-2122514 个旧锦泰酒店 Jin Tai Hotel Renmin Road, Gejiu个旧市人民路 0873-2126777 个旧良友商务酒店 Liangyou Business [...]

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