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Puzhehei History

Puzhehei (pǔ zhě hēi 普者黑) National Tourist Resort is located in Qiubei County (qiū běi xiàn 丘北县), Wenshan (wén shān 文山) in Southeast Yunnan, 280 km from Kunming (kūn míng 昆明). It takes on Karst geological features and covers a total area of 165 square kilometers. It was noted for the world- rare and domestic- unique karst landscape and pastoral scenery since 1993.

n the dialect of the Sani People (sā ní rén 撒尼人) who is a branch of the Yi (yí zú 彝族) ethnic minority, “Pu Zhe Hei” means a place abounding in fish and shrimps. The scenic area gets known for hills, lakes, underground Karst caves and ethnic villages etc. There are altogether 256 tourist sites, 312 isolate hills (peaks), 83 caves, 54 lakes and 40,000 acres of Karst wetlands. There are about 100 karst caves, most with two floors - a higher dry cave and a lower wet cave with an elevation of 1,450 meters. Puzhehei is deemed “the unique pastoral land with Karst landforms” and “beautiful paradise”.

The name “Wenshan” was first used in 1730 by the governor of Yunann and Guizhou ,in Qing dynasty(1644A.D.-1911A.D.).After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Wenshan was recognized as an autonomous region of the ethnic minorities  in Yunnan province .Apart from Han nationality ,there are now 10 ethnics minorities living in the region, including Zhuang,Miao,Yao,Meng and Hui. By the end of 2014,the population of the region was 3.34 million ,and the population of ethnic minorities came to 56.6 precent of the totle.Wenshan boats a long history, rich specialties varied ethnic  customs and charming landscape.There are several science region in Wenshan,including Bamei-The Worldly Heaven, Babao Basin; Sanla Waterfall and Puzhehei; of them Puzhehei is a typical example of the landscape in Wensahn.


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