Xiabawei Village in Xichou County, Wenshan

Why is Xiabawei Village So Special?

Xiabawei typical residential house下坝尾典型居民住宅 is located at Xiabawei village下坝尾村, 5 kilometers from the southern suburd of Xichou County西畴县, covering an area of 4000 square meters. It was the residence of local rich in the Guangxu Period of Qing Dynasty. The residential houses are divided into two houses in the east and west, and the west house西宅 is composed of two quadrangle courtyards. It is the typical residential building of the local rich in Qing dynasty. East house东宅 is 20 meters from west house. East house is composed of single room单间, hallways过厅, drawing room花厅 and wing rooms厢房, and is the typical french style residence in the early Republic of China. The whole residence is generous and rigorous, simple and elegant.

Best Time to Visit

Usually, the best time to visit Wenshan Prefecture is May to September. But you must bring rain gear and coats in case of the changes in the weather.

How to Get There

Departing from Kunming, after about 400-kilometer drive, you will be in Xichou County西畴县. 

1. By Long-distance Bus

There are long-distance buses from Kunming to Xichou county directly.

Kunming East Bus Station-Xichou Bus Terminal

Departure Time: 10: 30, 17:50

Price: 150-180 CNY

Distance: About 400 kilometers

Consume Time: 5.5 hours

2. By Train

If you want to take train, you should go to Zhulin Station珠琳站 in Guangnan county first. Then another 1.5 hours is needed from Zhulin Railway Station to Xichou County.

Kunming Railway Station-Zhulin Railway Station

Departure Time: 17:12

Price: 103 CNY

Distance: 413 kilometers

Consume Time: 2 hours

Kunming South Railway Station-Zhulin Railway Station

Departure Time: 7:30

Price: 92 CNY

Distance: 407 kilometers

Consume Time: 1.5 hours

Accommodation Around Xichou County

The accommodation in Wenshan is relatively simple, but it can still meets your needs. You can go back to Wenshan for overnight. Here are several hotels in Wenshan.

1. Jingdu Hotel文山锦都酒店

Address: Kaihua North Road, Wenshan City, Wenshan文山州文山市开化北路

Tel: 0876-2199998

Starting Price: 263 CNY

2. Phoenix Jinjiang Hotel凤凰锦江酒店

Address: No.99, Fenghuang Road, Wenshan City, Wenshan文山州文山市凤凰路99号

Tel: 0876-6888777

Starting Price: 338 CNY

3. Dihao Hotel文山帝豪酒店

Address: Jinlong International Trade Center, Xinping Subdistrict, Wenshan City, Wenshan文山州文山市新平街道金龙国际商贸中心

Tel: 0876-8882666

Starting Price: 165 CNY

Useful Travel Tips

1. Bring the rain gear and one or two coats in case of changes in the weather, when you plan to visit Xiabawei village下坝尾村 in Xichou county.

2. There are 6 ethnic groups in Xichou County西畴县, including Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Yi and Mongol. Know something about these ethnic cultures in advance.