Full Name: Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture
Chinese Name: 楚雄彝族自治州 (chǔ xióng yí zú zì zhì zhōu)
Population : 2, 566,600
Area: 29,258 square kilometers (11,297 square miles)
Nationalities: Yi, Han
Administrative Division: nine counties (Changbai, Muding, Nanhua, Yao'an, Dayao, Yongren, Yuanmou, Wuding, Lufeng); one county-level city (Chuxiong)
Seat of the Prefecture Government: 125, Lucheng Nan Lu, Chuxiong City
Useful Telephone Numbers: Tourist Information: 0878-3129104, 96927
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Chuxiong Branch: 39, Lucheng Dong Lu, Chuxiong City
China Post Chuxiong Branch: Lucheng Xi Lu, Chuxiong City
1. June to September is the rainy season of Yuanmou Clay Forest. Neither the road nor the landscape in the scenic area is in good condition at this time. October to March is the best months in which to visit Yuanmou. Chuxiong is halfway along the highway from Kunming to Dali. Visitors can arrange their journey to Dali and Lijiang together with the tour to Kunming and Chuxiong.
2. 160 kilometers (99 miles) highway between Chuxiong and Kunming makes it possible to get from one city to the other within two hours.
3. Chuxiong City has four principal bus stations: Chuxiong Passenger Transport Bus Station (the West Station) in Lucheng Xi Lu, the North Station in Zixi Dadao, the South Station in Houfu Jie and the East Station in Xiongbao Lu.
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