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Yongping Overview

 Geographical Location

Yongping County (永平县; pinyin: Yǒngpíng Xiàn) is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in southern Yunnan Province, China.The whole city covers an area of 2884 square kilometers and about 93 kilometers away from Dali City and 430 kilometers away from Kunming


Yongping is a county with strong Chinese atmosphere in Yunnan. In the fourth century B.C., horse caravans mounted over tremendous mountains and stride across the turbulent Langcang River. They also crossed the Southwestern Silk Road, which connected India and Myanmar.

With a long history, Yongping was built into a county in 69 A.D.. The delicacies here are featured by flavors in Han and Tang Dynasty. Beef for the horse caravan was in the size of a hand. It is said that a piece of beef is the lunch for horse drivers. This piece of beef is not only big, but also thick, about one centimeter in hight.

Yongping is also famous for some exquisite dishes related to chicken, such as braised chicken and stew chicken with pawpaw. Dating back to about 1,000 years ago, people living in the border of Yunnan came to Yongping with the recipe, and later it became a famous local dish.

The selection of chicken for cooking is particular, roosters that just start kokoriko or hen before laying eggs. The best time for chicken is nine months to eleven months. This kind of chicken tastes great after being fast stirred and fried.

Administrative  Division

Yunlong County is under Dali County’s jurisdiction.There are 3 towns and 4 townships in Yunlong. TownsBonanTown(博南镇),Binyan Town(杉阳镇),Longjie Town(龙街镇),Longmen Township(龙门乡),ChangjieTownship(厂街彝族乡),Shuixie Township(水泄彝族乡),Beidou Township(北斗彝族乡).

Ethnic Groups

The major ethnic groups are Han,Hui,Bai,Miao,Lisu.

Yongping County
Location of Yongping County (pink), Dali Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan province (light grey) within China
Location of Yongping County (pink), Dali Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan province (light grey) within China
 • Total2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi)
 • Total170,000
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Postal code672600
Area code(s)0872

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