Chuxiong Overview

Chinese Name: 楚雄彝族自治州 English IPA: Location: Population (city): Language: Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (楚雄彝族自治州) is named after the Yi ethnic minority that live in the area. The Yi are one of the largest ethnic minorities in China, and are spread throughout the southwest. Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture is one of the autonomous prefectures under the jurisdiction of Yunnan Province. It is located in central Yunnan Province, east of kunming city, west of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, south of Puer City and Yuxi City, north of Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province.

Highlights of Chuxiong:

Natural Landscape: Chuxiong enjoys natural attractions left in different periods, such as Baicaoling Mountain Range.

Cultural Attractions: Chuxiong is famous for cultural attractions, such as Chuxiong Confucius Temple , Wanjiaba Ancient Tombs and Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture Museum.

Traditional Villages and Ethnic Towns:  Traditional villages and ethnic towns attract many tourist to Chuxiong, such as Majiazhuang Village of Lvhe Town in Chuxiong(楚雄州楚雄市吕合镇中屯村委会马家庄村), Lvhe Village of Lvhe Town in Chuxiong City(楚雄州楚雄市吕合镇吕合村委会吕合村) and Yikoukua Village of Ziwu Town in Chuxiong City (楚雄彝族自治州楚雄市子午镇以口夸村)..

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    Chuxiong Attractions

    Chuxiong is the brief form of Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture. It boasts ancient history and eye-dazzling ethnic culture. It is the place where Asian’s most ancient Lufeng Ape and Yuanmou man were spotted, It’s also a place which dinosaur fossil were discovered and there is a dinosaur museum in Lufeng, Chuxiong. Langjing Historical and Culture village and Yiren Ancient Town are perfect for you to experience the minorities culture. Yuanmou Soil Forest is also splendid and regarded as one of [...]

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    Chuxiong Tours

    Chuxiong is the brief form of Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture. Situated in the heartland of Kunming, west of Kunming, it boasts ancient history and eye-dazzling ethnic culture. It is the place where Asian’s most ancient Lufeng Ape and Yuanmou man were spotted, which date back to eight million to three million years ago respectively. It’s also a spot which dinosaur fossil were discovered and there is a dinosaur museum in Lufeng, Chuxiong. If you want a culture tour, don’t miss [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate of Chuxiong As with much of the province, Chuxiong experiences a mildsubtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb). Winters are mild and very dry and sunny, although average lows in January are barely above the freezing mark; December and January both have a 24-hour average temperature of 8.7 °C (47.7 °F). Spring begins early and remains dry and sunny until late May, when there is a dramatic uptick in frequency and amount of rainfall that lasts until late September. Summers are warm, [...]

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    Chuxiong lies to the west of Kunming City and the transportation is quite convenient. National highway 320 connects Chuxiong with Kunming, with distance of 160 kilometers. Meanwhile, there are roads leading to almost every county in the area. The Kunming-Dali Expressway pass through Chuxiong. And it takes about 2 hours to go from Kunming to Chuxiong by bus. Every day there are more than about 100 regular buses going to and from Chuxiong in the Yunnan Province. How to Get in? By [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Tourists who come to Chuxiong are not only can experience the beauty of this area, they also can enjoy all kinds of festivals and activities here. What's more, there are many entertainment for tourist to relax themselves. We lists some important festivals and activities for tourists. Festivals of Chuxiong: Dragon Boat Festival The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Duanwu Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese calendar. This festival is to commemorate the death [...]

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    Travel Tips

    You should know some travel tips when you are in a new place. We provide some travel tips about Chuxiong for tourists. ‣ Money Exchange You can use cash and your passport to exchange for Chinese Yuan in every branch of Bank of China without fees charged. And 17 kinds of currency are supported, such as English pound, US dollar, Singapore dollar, Euro and so on. •  Chuxiong Branch of Bank of China Address: No.117, Luchengdong Road of Lucheng Town in Chuxiong Telephone: 0878-3018844 •  Chuxiong Xilu Branch Bank [...]

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    Useful Maps

    Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture is located in the central part of Yunnan Province. It neighbors on Kunming to the east, close to Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture to the west, next to Puer and Yuxi in the south, and borders upon Sichuan Province in the north. Covering an area of 11,296.6 acres, the region is 108.7 miles from east to west and 153.8 miles from north to south. Maps are provided for travellers- map of Chuxiong city, map of Chuxiong attractions, [...]

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    Chuxiong Accommodation

    Chuxiong has abundant tourist resources. As the development of its economy and tourism, hotels of all levels are constructed well. Tourists could find diverse hotels in Chuxiong. Here we have collected the most recommended ones for travellers. All hotels are with good location and prices are reasonable with considerate services. Chinese Name Engliish Name Rating Address Telephone 楚雄滇菌王大酒店 Chuxiong Dian Junwang Hotel 5-star Next Dongshengdong Road 0878-3877111 楚雄云华酒店 Chuxiong Yunhua Hotel 5-star Next Chuxiong Passenger Bus Station 0878-3393888 楚雄雄宝酒店 Chuxiong Xiongbao Hotel 4-star No.193, Luchengdong Road 0878-6161777 楚雄昕路大酒店 Chuxiong Xinlu Hotel 4-star No.213, Fuhou Street 0878-6168555 楚雄格瑞时代酒店 Chuxiong Gerui Hotel 4-star No.143, Yongan Road 0878-6169688 楚雄赢融酒店 Chuxiong Yingrong Hotel 4-star No.124, Xiongbao Road 0871-3862777 楚雄憬悦酒店 Chuxiong Jingyue Hotel 4-star No.366, Luchengnan Road 0878-3167177 楚雄玉波酒店 Chuxiong Yubo Hotel 4-star No.99, [...]

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