Kaiyuan Overview

Chinese Name: 开远 English IPA: Kaiyuan Location: the Southeast of Yunnan Province Population (city): 334100 Language: Yunnan Dialect, Yi Language and Miao Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Kaiyuan(开远市) is under the jurisdiction of Honghe Autonomous Prefecture. It is located in the southeast of Yunnan and the middle east of Honghe Prefecture. It borders Yanshan county and Qiubei county to the east, Mengzi and Gejiu to the south, Jianshui to the west and Mile to the north, and is the traffic fort and center city of southeast Yunnan. It covers an area of 1946.91 square kilometers with 334.100 population(In 2016).

Highlights of Kaiyuan

1. Ethnic Culture: There are 33 ethnic groups in Kaiyuan, including Han, Yi, Miao, Hui and Zhuang, etc.

2. Famous Attractions: Famous attractions in Kaiyuan include Zhimahu Lake Forest Park, Nandong Cave Scenic Area, Subtropical Botanical Garden, Lujiang Park and Yunwo Temple.

3. Historical Relics: Historical relics in Kiayuan include Majie Confucious Temple, Sanjiao Palace, Guisheng Temple, Jiutian Pavillion and Dazhuang Mosque.

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    Kaiyuan Attractions

    As the traffic fort and center city of southeast Yunnan, Kaiyuan has the development potential of tourism. There are some natural landscapes and cultural landscapes in Kaiyuan. Therefore, tourists can not only enjoy natural scenery like Zhimahu Lake Forest Park灵芝湖森林公园, Nandong Cave Scenic Area南洞风景区, Subtropical Botanical Garden亚热带植物园 and Lujiang Park, but also experience profound Chinese history in Majie Confucious Temple马街文庙, Sanjiao Palace三教殿, Guisheng Temple归圣寺, Jiutian Pavillion九天阁, Dazhuang Mosque大庄清真寺 and Yunwo Temple云窝寺. With beautiful scenery and pleasant weather, it is an ideal [...]

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    Kaiyuan Tours

    In March 2015, Kaiyuan was officially named as National Health City by Patriotic Health Campaign Committee. In Honghe Prefecture, any tours are related to two hot destinations, Jianshui and Yuanyang. Kaiyuan tours are no exception. Kaiyuan is dominated by Han nationality and ethnic minorities making up 60% of the whole population. In addition, there are various historical sites, ethnic village and town, natural landscapes in Kaiyuan City. Therefore, our Kaiyuan tour packages are involved in various tourism themes you can choose from, such as [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Kaiyuan , China Climate & When to Go

    Geographic coordinate is between 23°30′ - 23°58′ north latitude and 103°04′ - 103°43′ east longitude. Located in the low-latitude plateau, Kaiyuan enjoys a subtropical highland monsoon climate. 1. Weather Features Due to geographical location of low latitude and high altitude, as well as the influence of monsoon activity. Kaiyuan climate forms the following features. A. Long summer but without winter, autumn and spring connect.长夏无冬,秋春相连 Kaiyuan is with long summer but without winter, autumn and spring are connected, daily temperature difference is large but annual [...]

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    Transportation, Kaiyuan , China Transportation

    Transportation in Kaiyuan is convenient. Kaiyuan is the traffic fort of south China and the important land passage to southeast Asia. It is 220 kilometers away from Kunming city, 240 kilometers from Hekou County, which is national first port; national road 323 towards east to Beihai of Guangxi province, towards west to Xishuangbanna.  Kunhe Highway and Yunnan-Vietnam international meter-gage railway pass through Kaiyuan city, they are the important land passage from Yunnan to southeast Asia. How to Get in Kaiyuan You have [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Kaiyuan City is dominated by Han nationality and ethnic minorities making up about 60% of the whole population. Ethnic minorities include Yi, Hui, Miao and Zhuang, etc, living in Kaiyuan for generations. Each ethnic group in Kaiyuan created its own festivals. Here below are some festivals and activities in Kaiyuan. 1. Peach Festival of Kaiyuan City开远蜜桃节 Every July when the peaches are ripe, the annual peach festival comes in Kaiyuan. The eighth peach festival kicks off on July 8, 2018. As in previous years, [...]

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    Travel Tips

    Kaiyuan travel tips provide some considerations when traveling in Kaiyuan City, which can help you to prepare a trip. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Postal Code: 661600 Tourist Service: 12301 Weather Forecast: 121 Area Code: 0873(+86) Consumer Complaint: 12315 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Tourist Complaint: 0873-7233979 The Best Time to Visit Kaiyuan If you want, travel in Kaiyuan is available all the year round. However, Kaiyuan is one of the three less rainy areas in Yunnan province. Ultraviolet ray is strong in summer. Try to Try to avoid hot summer, the best time to travel [...]

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    Useful Maps

    If we go to somewhere new, maps are good helper for us. To help you have a better understanding of Kaiyuan, we provide you different Kaiyuan City maps including Kaiyuan transportation map, Kaiyuan region map, Kaiyuan location map and Kaiyuan tourist attractions map, etc, through which you can probably know how to get to Kaiyuan and what to discover there. [...]

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    Kaiyuan Accommodation

    Finding a favorable hotel to stay in Kaiyuan is not a problem as there are a lot of  hotels ranging from luxury hotels to the budget hostels. In this part, we will list some hotel information. We guarantee you a secure and efficient reservation of hotels with the affordable price in Kaiyuan. For detailed hotels information, check the hotels as listed. Chinese Name English Name Address Phone Number 开远滇南翠怡酒店 South Yunnan Cuiyi Hotel No.225, Zhiyuan Road, Kaiyuan开远市智源路225号 0873-7196111 开远滇南大酒店 South Yunnan Hotel No.129, Lingquan West Road, Kaiyuan开远市灵泉西路219号 0873-7133888 开远全林酒店 Quanlin Hotel No.1, Jianmin Road, Kaiyuan开远市健民路1号 0873-3062166 开远福永银发大酒店 Yinfa Hotel No.355, Dongxin Road, [...]

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