Liuku is a famous ancient town in Yunnan provice. Liuku Town is situated at Lushui County and it is the first town of Nujiang Grand Canyon in Nujiang Prefecture. Liuku Town is closed to Biluo Snow Mountain in the east, Myanmar in the west, Shangjiang Town and Laowo Town of Lushui County in the south, Daxingdi Town and Luzhang Town in the north. Liuku is the cultural, polictical and economy center of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. The lowest elevation in Liuku is 300meters, and the highest 800 meters. The main transportion is bus.
Busses run between Liuku and Gongshan, Kunming and Xiaguan. Busses also run north to Bingzhongluo, but the road is still a no-through road, so after seeing Bingzhongluo you must back track to Liuku. The bus station is a little out of the centre of town (around 楼10-15 in a taxi), but tickets can be bought prior to departure in a small shop behind the Mingzheng Hotel.
It is 581 km from Kunmingto Liuku. It takes about 13 hours to go from Kunming to Liuku by night buses (price: 105 yuan) or the faster and more luxurious Gaokuai (literally “highway expresses”, and the price is 110 yuan, 160 yuan during the Spring Festival).
Regular buses run between Dali to Liuku every day. It takes 8 hours to get to Liuku and it costs 35 yuan.
Tourists can go to Baoshan by air from Kunming. The price is 440 yuan. It takes 4 hours to go from Baoshan to Liuku by bus.
Bus Schedule in the Town
From Liuku to
Time of departure
Type of the bus
7:00 8:00 ； 9:00 ； 10:00 ； 11:00 ； 12:00
6:20 6:40 ； 7:10 ； 7:40
Liuku Bus Station
The Passengers Transport and Tourism Company in Lushui County
Rongyu Taxi Company
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