Yuxi Overview

Chinese Name: 玉溪 English IPA: Yu Xi Location: Central Yunnan Population (city): 2,300,000 Language: Yuxi Dialect Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Yuxi sits in the center of Yunnan province, with Kunming to its North, Pu’er at its west, Honghe to the southeast and Chuxiong to the northwest. The largest administrative center of Yuxi is Hongta District. Yuxi city covers an area of 15,300 square meters and its largest administrative center is Hongta District. The city had a population of 2100,000 at the end of 2008. Not far from Yuxi city is Fuxian Lake, which is the second-deepest lake in China.

Longma Karst Cave is in Xiaoshiqiao Yi Nationality Township of Yuxi, endowed with pleasant climate, Yuxi is rich in crops and tobacco leaves, hence its honor ‘Barn of Middle Yunnan Province’ and ‘Hometown of Yunnan Tobacco’. The area also has beautiful natural sceneries and colorful cultures. Various festivals, dances, musics and folk cultures of different ethnic minority groups should not be missed when traveling here.

Highlights of Yuxi County

Scenic Spots: Enjoying the gifts of nature and human wisdom, there are many favorable attractions like Fuxianhu Lake, the hometown of hot spring, Huaning, primary forests in Xinping, Yuanjiang River, the hometown of wild edible mushroom, Yimen and drifting in Jinsanxia Scenic Area.

Colorful Cultures: There are Confucian culture in Tonghai, ethnic culture of Mongolian in Yunnan province, Muslim culture and Yi ethnic groups in Hongda, and ethnic culture of Huayaodai in Xinping and red culture in Yimen.

Yuxi Style Tours: Yuxi is a wonderful place to have a Tobacco Tour in Hongta, Fossil Site Tour and Guansuo Opera tour in Chengjiang, and Bronze Ware Tour in Jiangchuan, Tea Tour in Xinping and Eshan, Manor tour in Xinping, Muslim Tour in Tonghai, and Terraces and Cliff Painting Tour in Yuanjiang.

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    Yuxi Attractions

    There are some attractions in Yuxi City for people to visit, which are Fuxian Lake, Longma Karst Cave in Xiaoshiqiao Yi Nationality Township or Gaoxiang Organic Tea Plantations, the hometown of hot spring, Huaning, primary forests in Xinping, Yuanjiang River, the hometown of wild edible mushroom, Yimen and drifting in Jinsanxia Scenic Area. [...]

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    Yuxi Tours

    When you traveling Yuxi, it is a good place to be put on your list. It can be joined in whatever your Yuxi tour or Yunnan Tour. There are some Yuxi city tours that you can choose to visit. There are 6 Days Porsche Driving Experience Tour in South Yunnan and 8 Days South Yunnan Ethnic Minority Discovery and Tropical Forest Photograph Tour, and people can go to the Fuxianhu Lake, the hometown of hot spring, Huaning, primary forests in Xinping, Yuanjiang River, [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Located in plateau area of low altitude, Yuxi City belongs to subtropical mosoon climate.  Its climate changes along with the complex topography and air current condition, featured by dry spring and winter, and rainy summer and autumn. Boasting mild and moist weather, the annual average temperate is 15.4-24.2℃. The aunnal average precipitation is 787.8-1000mm, which is centralized on June to October. May to October is rainy season and June to August have heavy and intense rainfall. January to March is frost period. Tempered by [...]

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    The total mileage of highways and roads have reached 15113 kilometers, of which 232.7 kilometers are highways and the annual transport capacity of passengers and freight reached 10.316 million and 20.568 million respectively. The post and telecom industry took a step forward. The total telephone installation capacity reached 0.523 million. 0.406 million people own mobile phones. By the end of 2004, 111560 people were registered to use the Internet, of whom 29544 were broad band users and 82016 were narrow [...]

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    Festivals and Activities

    Yuxi is the origin place of ancient Dian culture where there is Paleontological fossil coenosis in Chengjiang, bronze ware of Lijia Mountain. Many minorities inhabit there long time ago, such as Yi, Hani, Dai, Hui, Bai, etc. Those people co-create a splendid culture of Yuxi. There are also various festivals of ethnic groups which will help you to understand Yuxi better. Festivals 1.Rice Noodles Festival of Yuxi Time: During Spring Festival Add: Hongta Area, Yuxi City 2.Xinping “Huajie” Culture and Tourism Festival Time: During Spring Festival Add: Gasa Town, [...]

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    Travel Tips

    There are some Yuxi trival tips for people to visit attractions. When plan your trip to Yuxi, view our answers to questions about Yuxi county travel to get better understanding of Yuxi City. 1.Yuxi Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Zip Code Inquiry: 184 Weather Forecast: 121 Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Tourist Complaints: 0870-96927, 2124059 2.Yuxi Dressing Tips March - June, September - November: People can dress some thin clothes and take some coats or jackets for different changes between morning and night. July - August: People should dress some cool clothes [...]

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    Useful Maps

    If you want to visit Yuxi city, you can look these Yuxi maps to help you find it. Here are some maps, "Tourist Attractions Map of Yuxi City" and "How to Get to Yuxi City from Kunming", "Transportation Map in Yuxi City", "Region Map of Yuxi City ", "Location Map of Yuxi City ". [...]

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    Yuxi Accommodation

    Yuxi enjoys favorable hotels, with high-quality facilities and complete services. You will have a good stay here. Here are some recommended hotels of Yuxi for you. English Name Chinese Name Rating Address Telephone Number Hongta Hotel of Yuxi 云南红塔大酒店     Four Star No.32 Hongta Avenue, Hongta District, Yuxi City 0877-2066666  Zhongyu Hotel of Yuxi 玉溪中玉酒店   Four Star No.62 Nie’er Road, Hongta District, Yuxi City 0877-2053888  Yukun City Hotel of Yuxi 玉溪玉昆城市酒店     Four Star Building 1 of Xinxing Business Center, Huanshan Road, Hongta District, Yuxi City 0877-2995666 Huilong Hot Spring Hotel 玉溪汇龙温泉文化庄园   Four Star Huilong Ecological Park, Hongta District, Yuxi City   0877-2773636 Shanshui Hotel of Yuxi 玉溪山水大酒店   Four Star Joint [...]

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