Nujiang Overview

Chinese Name: 怒江傈僳族自治州 English IPA: [Nu Jiang] Location: West of Yunnan Population (city): 534,300 Language: Lisu Language, Mandarin Zip code: 673200 Tel code: 0886 Time zone: UTC+8

Located in West of Yunnan, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture got its name from Nujiang River that flows through from north to south. It is the only autonomous prefecture of Lisu ethnic minority in China. Among all the ethnic minorities inhabited in Nujiang, Dulong nationality and Nu nationlity can be only found here. Nujiang River is one of the rivers within the Three Parallel Rivers Natural Reserve, a world heritage site listed by UNESCO, which flows into Myanmar, joins the Salween River and ends its journey at the India Ocean.

Highlights of Nujiang

  • Natural Landscape: Nujiang is endowned with the magnificent natural scenery which recollects people’s reverence of nature. The famous Nujiang tourist attractions such as Nujiang Grand Canyon and Three Parallel Rivers Natural Reserve  are good choice for hiking tour along the Nujiang Grand Canyon to have a site-watch of the master works of the nature while winter cheery blossoming in Bingzhongluo Scenic Area  is a great temptation to the photographers. 
  • Minority Culture: As the only one Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of China, Nujiang provides not only the primitive and complete Lisu culture, but also the indigenous Dulong and Nu ethnic groups. Rich and colorful ethnic culture is also the attracting to visitors. Major ethnic festivals like Daogan Festival(刀杆节), Kuoshi Festival(阔时节) and Spring Bathing Festival  are good times to experience and learn more about local culture. Traditional ethnic villages such as Dimaluo Village in Bingzhongluo and Pihe Nu Ethnic Town of Fugong County can also be listed on your Nujiang Culture Tour.
  • History Sites: Nujiang played an essential role in the war and the pass on the trade road, like the Hump Airline Memorial Hall in Nujiang and Ancient Tea Horse Road to Tibet in Bingzhongluo and Pianma Anti-British Monument and Museum. You can know more about the history of Nujiang through visiting the historical sites.

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Nujiang Attractions

Nujiang Attractions offer you much to see or to do in Nujiang. Travelers, especially visitors who are inclined to adventure trip always regard Three Parallel Rivers as the top option. Minorities in Nujiang is the most diverse in China and the population of the minorities is the largest one in China.  You definitely shouldn’t miss the festivals of minorities in Nujiang, it’s a good chance for travelers to explore ethnic culture. Yunnan Exploration shows you the top attractions, such as Three Parallel Rivers, [...]

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Nujiang Tours

Nujiang Tours are favored by tourists, particularly visitors who are inclined to adventure trip. Bingzhongluo Scenic Area is regarded as the other “Shangri-La” in Yunnan province. Nujiang enjoys the unique and magnificent natural landscape, which is the integration of mountain, canyon and river. Otherwise, there are indigenous ethnic groups in Nujiang. In order to discovery Nujiang completely and deeply, Yunnan Exploration offers diverse Nujiang tours for travelers, such as 6 Days Nujiang Grand Canyon Adventure with Bingzhongluo Hiking Tour, 5 [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Nujiang , China Climate & When to Go

Nujiang Climate & Weather Nujiang climate and weather has three-dimensional climate characteristics. Nujiang, lying in the longitudinal valley area of Hengduan Mountains in western Yunnan, enjoys a plateau monsoon climate at low latitude. Nujiang features clear dry and wet seasons, great temperature difference between day and night and small temperature difference during the whole year. The average temperature is 16.8℃-20.1℃. Due to the landform and latitude, it is colder in its northern part, warmer in the middle and hot in [...]

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Transportation, Nujiang , China Transportation

Nujiang transportation is in poor condition due to its geographical situations. It is not very convenient to get to Nujiang. In this part, we select several commonly chosen transporation ways to Nujiang, which will give you information about how to get to Nujiang.  How to Get to Nujiang Outer transporation of Nujiang prefecture mainly relies on long-distance buses. Up to date, there aren't airlines and trains available in Nujiang.  By Air Nujiang Airport is a proposed civil branch airport in Liuku Town, Lushui County, [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Festivals and activities in Nujiang take an important part in Nujiang travel. Discovering traditional ethnic festivals and activities is an important part of Yunnan travel. As the major minorities inhabited in Nujiang, Lishu, Dulong and Nu formed their distinctive ethnic culture which is also revealed in their ethnic festivals. Here are some major festivals and activities of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. They can help you learn more about local ethnic culture. Festivals in Nujiang Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, such as New Year's Day [...]

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Travel Tips

Nujiang travel tips can be great help when you are planning Nujiang tours or traveling in Nujiang. Here we selected some useful numbers, information about what to do, what and where to eat in Nujiang, as well as tips of accommodation and shopping in Nujiang, etc. Useful Numbers Zip Code 673200 Dailing Code 0886 Fire 119 Police 110 Ambulance 120 Weather Forecast 121 Traffic Accidents 122 Tourist Complaints 0886-9692 Nujiang Tourism Bureau 0886-3888919 Nujiang Public Security Bureau 0886-3562219 Best time to Visit Nujiang Nujiang Prefecture enjoys a subtropical mountain monsoon climate with the characteristics of three-dimensional climate. Nujiang is suitable for touring in [...]

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Useful Maps

Nujiang Maps can be an important tool when you travel to Nujiang. They can help you find the destinations easily. Yunnan exploration offers some maps for you dear to make the travel in Nujiang more convenient. You can check our detailed maps, including map of Nujiang location, map of Nujiang attractions, map of Nujiang tour routes, map of Nujiang transportation, map of Nujiang location, map of Three Parallel Longitudinal Rivers and Bingzhongluo Scenic Area. Maps of Tourist Attractions [images_gallery type="post" [...]

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Nujiang Accommodation

Nujiang Accommodation will give you information about where to stay in Nujiang. With the development of tourism, accommodation condition in Nujiang is getting better. There are many hotels or inns in Nujiang for your choice during the Nujiang tour of Yunnan travel.  You can choose to stay in the city center or county seats, where there are many more options for hotels with better condition, or you may also stay in the hotels or inns near the scenic spots like [...]

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