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Chuxiong City Culture

Chuxiong City is a part of Yunnan Province that has generated considerable interest among the scientific community and students alike. This is because the city and the surrounding areas have been home to several excavation sites that had some of the oldest evidences of human life. Many items made of copper along with many fossilized remains of plants and animals have been found there. The city has preserved some of the oldest species of plants and animals as well. Most importantly, it is a splendid place for studying the Yi culture.  

The Chuxiong city is a part of the administrative division of the prefecture by the same name. It lies in the central part of the Yunnan Province and is approximately 100 miles from the capital city of Kunming and about 110 miles from Dali, which is a popular tourist destination for tourists and students. The city automatically becomes a part of the travel itinerary of summer programs for high school students and other study abroad programs.  

The city is marked by beautiful natural surroundings. There are rivers and mountains along with many interesting sites which give a remarkable overview into Chinese history and culture. The city is comprised of the biggest population of the Yi ethnicity. Along with Yi people, it is also the home of Han, Lisu, Miao, Dai, Hui, Bai, Hani, Zhuang minorities, just to name a few. This cultural diversity shows in the lifestyle of the people in the city and hence it can be another pivotal observation point for studying diverse cultures. Its proximity to Kunming makes it an ideal location to visit during weekends, especially since Kunming is the hub for multiple Chinese language programs as well as Chinese summer programs.

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