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Chuxiong City Travel Tips

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. There are some tips for you to travel in Chuxiong city.

Where to Stay

Chuxiong Hotel(楚雄宾馆)

Address: No.102 of Longquan Road, Chuxiong City, Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Chuxiong(楚雄彝族自治州楚雄市龙泉路102号)

Tel: 0878-6129999

Yi Old Town Grand Hotel(彝人古镇大酒店))

Address: Yi Old Town, Development Zone, Chuxiong City, Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Chuxiong(楚雄彝族自治州楚雄市开发区彝人古镇)

Tel: 0878-3379999

What to Visit

Chuxiong city is a charming city with green hills and clear water, its tourism resources are unique and various. Within the territory, there are over 10 scenic plots such as the Yi Old Town(彝人古镇), Longjiang Park(龙江公园), Futa Park(福塔公园), Zixi Mountian(紫溪山) and so on.

What to Notice

Full Name: Chuxiong City

Chinese Name: 楚雄市

Population : 48,4,283

Area: 4,433 square kilometers

Nationalities: Yi, Hui and Han

Administrative Division: Lucheng Town(鹿城镇), Donggua Town,( 东瓜镇),  Lvhe Town(吕合镇), Zixi Town( 紫溪镇), Donghua Town(东华镇), Ziwu Town(子午镇), Cangling Town(苍岭镇), Sanjie Town,(三街镇), Bajiao Town(八角镇), Zhongshan Town(中山镇), Xincun Town( 新村镇), Shu树苴乡 Daguokou Township(大过口乡), Dadiji Township(大地基乡), Xishelu Town(西舍路镇). 

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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