Hongta Industrial Zone in Yuxi

Why is Hongta Industrial Zone So Special?

Hongta industrial tourism park红塔工业旅游园 is a high-tech, modern and ecological industrial park relying on the production base of yuxi cigarette factory of Hongta group and integrating technological transformation, tourism, sports and fitness, leisure and entertainment functions. The park covers an area of seven square kilometers, and is designed and built in strict accordance with the national AAAA scenic spot and the national industrial tourism demonstration site standards. Nowadays, as an important part of the construction of the golden tourism line in central Yunnan of Yuxi, the park has already become a shining point of quality tourism in central Yunnan. The overall layout and divisions of the park are relatively divided into the following scenic spots: Central Landscape Square, Administrative Office Building, Hongta Cultural Corridor, Hongta Sample Center, Modern Production Line, National Hongta Technology Center, Qianguashan Observation Platform钱瓜山观景台, Main Park of Hongta Hill, Hongta Forest Park and Hongta Cultural and Sports Center outside the park. On December 14, 2017, it was ranked as one of the top 100 industrial regions in China.

About Hongta Hill

There is a stone tower in Yuxi city, Hongta Hill got the name from the tower. Under this Hongta Hill, Yuxi cigarette factory was built. There are also interesting sculptures and museums about tobacco, which attract many visitors.

Hongta Hill was built in the Yuan dynasty and rebuilt in the 19th year of Daoguang in the Qing dynasty (in 1839). The hill top stands the white tower built in Yuan dynasty. The red tower(Hongta) was formerly known as the white tower. In 1958, the white tower was painted red and renamed as “Hongta(red tower) Hill”. From the mountain top, you can overlook the whole city, at the same time, there is a Tobacco Museum on the mountain you can visit.

About Hongta Group

Hongta group is a multi-industry and diversified modern enterprise group with Yuxi cigarette factory as the core. Through large-scale technical introduction, technical reform and technical innovation, equipment modernization, promoting “three-in-one” multi-level management system reform, as well as forward and backward, multi-directional, concentric, three-dimensional expansion, extraordinary leaping, high speed, high efficiency and healthful development, have formed the international first-class level of technical equipment and accumulated abundant assets and capital stock for the modernization of state-controlled state-owned enterprise group over the years. Therefore, the brand of “Hongta mountain” has appreciated in the past years, ranking top 100 among Chinese brands.

Features of Hongta Industrial Zone

Located in the eastern part of the main urban area in Hongta district, Hongta industrial zone is the birthplace of three of China’s most famous cigarette brands, Yuxi, Hongtashan and Hongmei. In 2006, Yuxi opened up “industrial tourism”, and the Hongta industrial zone AAAA level scenic area became the most popular modern industrial park for Chinese and foreign guests. Hongta industrial zone consists of Yunnan Hongta Tobacco (Group) co., LTD., Hongta cultural corridor of the administrative office building and multimedia broadcasting hall to watch corporate publicity videos and Hongta hill theme park, etc.

Hongta industrial zone has become a special tourist scenic spot integrating office, scientific research, production and garden. It has three characteristics. First, the industrial zone covers an area of about 7.6 square kilometers. Modern enterprises combine with natural ecology, with advanced technology and strong humanistic atmosphere. Second, it  has high awareness. Hongta group is the largest tobacco enterprise in Asia, and Hongta industrial zone has been recognized by tourists as an industrial tourism area. Third, there are many tourist attractions. Visitors can experience different corporate culture in each scenic spot, feel the charm of landscape style industrial tourism, and enjoy the pleasure of tourism and leisure in the green mountains and rivers.

Nearby Attractions

1. Yuquan Temple玉泉寺

Yuquan Temple, located in Daying Street of Hongta District, Yuxi City, is adjacent to Yingyuetan映月谭 leisure culture center and Yingyuetan hot spring. It is a large-scale Buddhist activity site and a national AAAA level tourist attraction. uquan temple is majestic and grand in scale, consisting of seven shrine buildings, including the grand buddha’s hall大雄宝殿, heavenly king’s hall天王殿, the hall of patriarch祖师殿, pharmacist hall药师殿, Dizang palace地藏殿, hall of 500 arhats五百罗汉堂 and wealth hall财神殿. The grand buddha’s hall enshrines Sakyamuni Buddha carved from sandalwood, 26.8 meters high, which is the highest indoor Buddha in southeast Asia.

2. Yingyuetan Hot Spring映月谭温泉

Yingyuetan Hot Spring映月谭温泉 is located in Dayingjie Subdistrict of Hongta District, Yuxi, Yunnan. It is a unique place for recreation and recuperation, also a pure Japanese style hot spring tourist resort. 

Best Time to Visit

The climate in Hongta District is warm and temperate, you can travel at any time as you want.

How to Get There

The transportation in Hongta District is convenient. You have two ways to get there. 

1. By Long-distance Bus

There are many buses from Kunming to Hongta District of Yuxi.

Kunming South Bus Station-Yuxi Chengxi Bus Terminal in Hongta District

Departure Time: 7:00-20:00

Price: 37 CNY or 55 CNY

Distance: 107 kilometers

Consume Time: About 1.5 hours

2. By Train

The fastest way to get to Hongta District of Yuxi is by train.

Kunming South Station-Yuxi Station in Hongta District

Departure Time: 8:10, 9:55, 10:07, 18:47, 19:13

Ticket Price: 32 CNY or 40 CNY

Distance: 81 kilometers

Consume Time: 32 minutes

Kunming Station-Yuxi Station in Hongta District

Departure Time: 5:36-17:20

Ticket Price: 16.5 CNY

Distance: 105 kilometers

Consume Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Accommodation in Hongta Industrial Zone

Hongta district is located in the central Yunnan hinterland, and is ranked as one of the top 100 industrial regions in China. The economy is relatively developed. Accommodation in Hongta District is convenient as there are many hotels ranging from luxury hotels to hostels. 

1. Hongta Hotel云南红塔大酒店

Address: No.32, Hongta Avenue, Hongta District, Yuxi玉溪市红塔区红塔大道32号

Tel: 0877-2066666

Starting Price: 379 CNY

Rating: 4-star

2. Star Nest Hotel玉溪星巢风尚酒店

Address: No.28, Dongfeng South Road, Hongta District, Yuxi玉溪市红塔区东风南路28号

Tel: 0877-6665555

Starting Price: 263 CNY

3. Longma Hotel玉溪龙马大酒店

Address: No.48, Hongta Avenue, Hongta District, Yuxi玉溪市红塔区红塔大道48号

Tel: 0877-2067102

Starting Price: 134 CNY

Rating: 3-star

Useful Travel Tips

1. Hongta District of Yuxi is well-known for the cigarette brand, Hongtashan.

2. You need a tourism coupon when visiting Hongta tobacco industrial park. People under the age of 18 cannot visit this area(Hongta tobacco industrial park is just a part of Hongta Industrial Zone). you can get the tourism coupon at tourist center.