Zhaotong

Located in the northeast of Yunnan, Zhaotong is used to be the venue of an important conference held in February of 1935 during Chinese Red Army’s Long March and it used to be an important gateway to Sichuan and Guizhou provinces, and one of the major economic and cultural center on the “Silk Road” in south China.

Highlights of Zhaotong

▪ Dashanbao Black-necked Cranes Nature Reserve: In order to try to help protect this endangered species, Zhaotong Prefecture established the Dashanbao Black-Necked Crane Nature Reserve in 1990, covering all 192 square kilometers of Dashanbao Township.

▪ Dousha Pass: It is one of the important ancient passages linking Yunnan and Central China as early as the 3rd century B.C.

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Zhaotong Attractions

Zhaotong is a great city to visit. If you are a first time visitor, solo traveller or travelling with family, it is always good to know popular attractions to visit. As a multinational place, its attractions are definitely related to the ethnic minority culture except the natural landscapes and historical sites. Shuitianwanzi is a Miao ethnic village in Weixin where you can observe the ancestor's house and daily utensils such as grinding mills, looms, spinning wheels, mills for making Ciba [...]

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Zhaotong Tours

The classic Zhaotong highlights are Covered in different Zhaotong tours, These  trips dip into the multinational and friendly Zhaotong with the amazing natural landscapes like Dashanbao Black-necked Cranes Nature and the vibrant ethnic minorities culture as well as grand historical sites like Zhaotong Old Town which you will be impressed. Your private tours of Zhaotong is arranged based on your requirement.   [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Zhaotong , China Climate & When to Go

Influenced by the low latitude and moderate elevation, Zhaotong has a temperate subtropical highland climate (KöppenCwb), with cool, dry winters, and warm, humid summers. Temperatures frequently drop below freezing at night in winter, though the days warm up to around 10 °C (50 °F). Conversely, in summer, average highs rise to 25 °C (77 °F). A great majority of the year's rainfall occurs from May to September. Best time to visit Zhaotong city belongs to the zone of the continental monsoon climate. The temperature of winter is quite low, but comfortable in summer. The annual [...]

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Transportation

Transportation, Zhaotong , China Transportation

Located in the northeast of Yunnan Province, historically one of an important cities in the south-western Silk Road, Zhaotong City is the communication centre and the north gate of Yunnan Province leading to Sichuan and areas in middle- and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is also an inland port to Southeast Asia and South Asia. Zhaotong has a convenient transportation system. State Highway 213 runs through the prefecture-level city and extends to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Zhaotong City is the communication centre and the north gate of Yunnan Province leading to Sichuan and areas in middle- and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is also an inland port to Southeast Asia and South Asia. Like many other cities in Yunnan, Zhaotong has 23 ethnic minorities in Zhaotong including Miao, Yi, Hui,etc. Among the 520 thousand minority people, Yi and Miao ethnic minorities dominate. In addition to the traditional festival of Yi and Miao, unique local [...]

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Travel Tips

Transportation Zhaotong Airport lies in the east of the city proper on the south bank of the Jinsha River, operating flights to Kunming once a day. Zhaotong's long-distance bus station lies at 144, Longquan Lu, Zhaoyang District. It costs six hours from the station to get to the capital city of Yunnan, Kunming. Zhaotong has a passenger port in Shuifu County, operating ships directly to Chongqing, Shanghai and Wuhan. Useful Telephone Numbers    Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Zip Code Inquiry: 184 Weather Forecast: 121 [...]

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Located in the northeast of Yunnan Province, historically one of an important cities in the south-western Silk Road, Zhaotong City is the communication centre and the north gate of Yunnan Province leading to Sichuan and areas in middle- and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is also an inland port to Southeast Asia and South Asia.  You can check our detailed maps-map of Zhaotong city, map of Zhaotong attractions, map of Zhaotong tour routes, map of Zhaotong transportation, map [...]

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Zhaotong Accommodation

It's a good idea to check the rooms in any accommodations before committing to anything. However, finding a nice hotel with sufficient furnishings and reasonable prices  in Zhaotong is so easy. Different styles of hotels are offered, from luxury ones, mid-range to budget ones. For more detailed information of hotels in Zhaotong, check the following.   Name 名称 Adrress 地址 Tel 4-star Zhaotong Jianshan Hotel 昭通江山大酒店 The middle of Hailou Road , Zhaoyang District 昭阳区海楼路中段 0870 316 9999 4-star Zhaotong Ziguang Boutique Hotel 昭通紫光精品酒店 Finacial Central Block C , Zhaoyang Road , Zhaoyang District 昭阳区昭阳大道金融中心C座 0870 863 0999 4-star Zhaotong [...]

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