Nanxi River Scenic Spot in Hekou County, Honghe

Chinese Name: 河口南溪河风景区
English Name: Nanxi River Scenic Spot in Hekou County, Honghe

General Information
The Hekou Nanxi River Scenic Spot is the culmination of the Shaba, Qiaotou, Yaoshan and Dami Mountain, as well as the Nanxi River. All in all, there are about 800 scenic spots dispatched throughout the landscape.

The Hekou Nanxi River Scenic Spot is also a state level-port located midway between China and Vietnam. Because of its location, it is considered the best spot for travelers who wish to enjoy a Sino-Vietnam adventure. At the same time, tourists will enjoy the Yao hospitality and tradition that is indigenous to the area.

Lovely Landscapes
The Hekou Nanxi River scenic spot, occupying a land space of 100 square kilometers, truly deserves its moniker “scenic spot” as it plays home to a number of beautiful landscapes. One is the limestone tropical virgin ravine rainforest, where tourists can bask in the beauty of untouched greeneries. If you’re lucky, you might witness the indigenous fauna living in this area, such as the deer, bear, panther or tiger.

Nanxi River Scenic Spot in Hekou County, Honghe

Another place to visit is the Huayu Huge Spring, where visitors can take a dip in Hekou Nanxi’s crystal clear waters. After all, crystal clear water is one of the things that the Hekou Nanxi River scenic spot is known for.

Ancient Villages

If you love experiencing traditional history and culture, then you should visit the ancience villages of the Hekou Nanxi River Scenic Spot. It is the home of Silianshan Ancient Emplacement Cultural Site, where travelers like you can experience the life of ancient Chinese merchants.  

These communes, located at the lower and middle courses of the river, show unique architecture styles from the Qing, Ming, Yuan, Song and Tang dynasties. While edifices built during these ages are considered very classical, there are in fact infrastructures along the bank that were built during the Neolithic area.

River Rocks

One of the best things about the Hekou Nanxi River Scenic Spot, is its beautiful rock formations, unparalleled to other geographic foundations in all of China. Its most famous stone structure is the “Shigui Rock.” Its three sides rise from the water. When viewed from afar, it looks like a ship mast.

There’s also the Dongsuan Cliff, a large network of caves favored by many spelunkers. It is rested on the Xiaoru Rock Cave, which is nestled on a precipice 200 meters high. True-blue adventures will enjoy the adrenaline rush associated with trekking the single entryway to the cave.

Other Things To Do

Apart from sightseeing, there are several other activities to enjoy while at the Hekou Nanxi River Scenic Spot. If you have kids in tow, your entire family can visit the Park Swimming Pool theme park, where you children can take a dip and enjoy the coolness of water in contrast to the humid summer weather.

You can also go shopping for Chinese or Vietnamese souvenirs at one of the streets in the scenic spot.

Solo Adventure Tips:


How to Get There?  Take a bus from Gejiu to Hekou.

Ticket Price:

Opening Hours:8:00-17:00

More Tips:

1. There is a street where all kinds of merchandise made in China or Vietnam are sold in the scenic spot. It’s a good place for visiting and shopping. 2. Hekou is more than 400 kilometers away fron Kunming. You can head for Hekou from the Kunming Train station. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way, taking the local Migui minitrain. 3. Recommended Travelling Time: one day