Wenshan city Lying in the southeast of Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture neighborsBaise in the Guangxi Province. It is bounded on the south by Vietnam. Wenshan County, the government seat of the prefecture is about 310 kilometers (193 miles) from Kunming. This area stands in the southeast of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau backed by the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in the northwest. Mountainous region occupies nearly ninety-five percent of the prefecture's territory. The total area under cultivation only accounts for a proportion of seven percent. Wenshan city is a place inhabited by eleven ethnic minorities. Therefore, celebrating the festivals altogether with local minorities in the most interesting thing. Danu Festival is the grandest festival of the whole for the Yao ethnic minority. In addition, lotus festival, torch festival and many other local traditional celebrations are undoubtedly temptations for visitors.
What to Notice:
Population: 0.49 million
Area: 3064 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yi
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0876-2151632
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Wenshan Branch: No.138, Kaihua Road (Middle), Kaihua Town
China Post Wenshan Branch: Post Bureau Building, Puyang Road, Kaihua Town
What to vsit:
Puzhehei in northwest Qiubei County is a fairyland from which visitor can have a panoramic view of clear lakes and pond full of lotus, emerald mountains and enchanting karst landscape. This charming country is also an ideal place to view the pomp in festivals of the Yao, Miao, Huang and Yi minorities. July to August is the best time to admire the most beautiful country landscape of Puzhehei, because the lotus blossoms are in their florescence.
Bamei Village of Guangnan County has become a must go scenic spots while traveling here. Before entering the village, villagers should first pass through the watercourse in a karst cave. For most of Chinese people, this is exactly the Xanadu, a bucolic land outside the world.
Other Scenic Spots:Laojunshan reserve(老君山保护区) Bamei Landscape(坝美世外桃源)Huaqi Square(花七广场) Dulong Border Fair, Babao Scenic Area（八宝山） , Yuxian Lake（雨仙湖） Xihua Park（西华公园）
When to Go:
May to September is the best season to visit the prefecture, but umbrella and one or two wraps are necessary in case the weather changes.
Climate: The prefecture enjoys a plateau monsoon climate at low altitude having distributions of six climatic types, ranging from the north subtropical zone to the middle temperate zone. It has clear dry and humid seasons. May to October is the rainy season gathering over eighty percent of wenshan's rainfall throughout the year. Most of the region has a favorable climate without winter chilliness and summer heat. Average temperatures in January and July are respectively 6.5-13.5C (43.7-56.3F) and 17-28.5C (62.6-83.3F).
What to buy:
Special Local Products
pseudo ginseng (Panax notoginseng), capsicum, bamboo shoot, Zhuang brocade, Zingiber striolatum (a kind of unique vegetable in Xichou County), green tea.
1. Wenshan Puzhehei Airport stands 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of Yanshan County, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Wenshan County. At present, it has flights to Kuming, Nanning and connecting flight to Guangzhou through Nanning. There are several ticket booking offices in counties of the prefecture. 120 minutes before take-off, airport buses will send passengers booking tickets at these offices to the airport from Jinmeng Hotel. Usually, ninety minutes ahead of time is suggested to reach the airport.
2. Road is the backbone of Wenshan's transportation. There are three main bus stations in the county:
Wenshan Prefecture bus station: Zhongling Street
Nanqiao bus station: Nanqiao Road
Beiqiao central bus station: Beiqiao Road
3. It is about four hours' drive from Kunming to Puzhehei. Visitors can make an excursion of the Puzhehei by a 20-kilometer-long (12-miles-long) watercourse. Bamei Village can be reached from Guangnan County by public bus for about forty minutes.
How to fit in
It’s easier to get around inWenshan city if you know some basic Mandarin, especially when ordering food, but there are a number of important points of business etiquette to remember too. Confucianism, with its attention to demeanour, harmony, and preservation of “face,” plays a central role. Meetings always begin with a handshake. Give a slight nod and don’t be too vigorous when shaking hands, it could come across as being aggressive. Stay away from physical contact after this, including pats on the arm. If a host is guiding you they may tug your sleeve.Have business cards translated on one side. It is considered fortuitous if they are printed in gold ink. Be sure to place received cards in a case rather than your pocket. Avoid humour since jokes may not come across as you intend. Gift etiquette and negotiations can be complex, so it’s best to read more deeply about them.
How to pay
All transactions are made in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY). The currency is used throughout the country and available at any ATM. C$1 is worth about ¥5.6 CNY. Frequently used bank notes are: ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100.
Yi People’s Hualian Festival 彝族花脸节
Address: Puzhehei in Qiubie county of Wenshan.
Time :May 2nd every year
Content: Wipe face carnival, Ritual performances by Bimo（毕摩祭祀表演），Yi People ancient song and dance proformance and all kinds of Traditional sports of ethnic minorities.
Name: Tiaogong Festival 跳宫节
Address: Puzhehei in Qiubie county of Wenshan.
Time : 8th of the calender or the June of lunar calendar
Content: Ritual performances to memory of their ancestors
Name :Panwang Featival 盘王节
Time : Farmers’s free time in winter 冬季农闲时
Content: Visiting relatives and friends
Name: Dabei Featival 打背节
Time:3th to 15th in Lunar New Year
Content: Yong people’s festival
Name :Caihua shan 踩花山
Time: 1st ,3rd,6th in Lunar New Year.
Content: Grant festival of Miao people.
Name; Huajie (Flower Street) Festival 花街
Time : Annually held around lunar March 3rd
Content: is one of the grandest traditional festivals of the Zhuang people living in Guangnan County. As a matter of fact, the Flower Street Festival is the "Valentine's Day" of the Zhuangs.
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