Getting there & away
There are a few alternatives to get to Nujiang Gorge. From Kunming, one can catch a bus to various places in the Gorge. at least one sleeper bus winding all the way to Fugong in the middle of the gorge. The trip is about 14 hours(710km) and costs around Y155.
Kuming -> Liuku: 580km, express and sleeper buses leaving from Kunming daily from 8am till 6pm, fare ranging from Y110-160, 13hrs ride. There are also buses from Dali(8hrs) and Baoshan(4hrs) to Liuku.
Kuming -> Fugong: at least one sleeper bus winding all the way to Fugong in the middle of the gorge. The trip is about 710km,14 hours and costs around Y153.
Kunming -> Gongshan: a sleeper bus departing from Xiyuan Bus Station at 18:00 daily, 830km/ 18hrs/ Y145-160.
Tips: Take the Liuku, Fugong or Gongshan bus either at West Bus Station 西站客运站 or Xiyuan Bus Station 西苑客运站 in Kunming. Sleeper buses with license at these two bus stations always have destinations printed on the top of their front screen.
Within the Nujiang Prefecture:
Liuku<-> Fugong(135km): frequent buses run between the 2 sites daily
Liuku<-> Gongshan(200km): 4 buses run between along the spectacular gorge.
Fugong <-> Gongshan (111km)
From Fugong, there are regular buses and vans to Gongshan, the next major town north. Most of them are in the morning around 9am. In addition, the Liuku-Gongshan bus passes Fugong around 11am every morning; just wait outside the bus station for them. Ride to Gongshan is about 2 ½ hours costing 20Y.
Buses leave Gongshan for Fugong and Liuku in the morning. Latest buses are scheduled at 11:50 and 13:00. It is reported that the 13:00 bus is often suspended.
Gongshan <-> Bingzhongluo(44km)
Transport to the north consists mainly of vans,jeeps that run when reasonably full. The ride cost around Y10.
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