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Trip to Yuxi

Guide to Yuxi, Yunnan, China

Yuxi prefecture lies in the heart of Yunnan, about two hours drive south of Kunming. It is a  beautiful plateau lake ecosystem city as well as the hometown of  Nie Er, the people’s musician.

玉溪 Yuxi, Yunnan

The ancient civilization took place quietly beside the lake. The historic relics of Maotian Mountain in the Cambrian Period have been soundly asleep for over one hundred million years. The civilization of the bronze wares of Lijia Mountain witnessed the developing progress of the human being in the Dian Kingdom. Under the green mountain peak, the ancient scene is mingling with the vogue. Xiu Mountain, the finest mountain in the south of Yunnan, is permeated with the historic cultures in the ancient buildings, landscapes, and literature work.

Dayingjie, “No. 1 village in Yunnan”, is displaying an ideally happy life for people. From Ailao Mountain to Red River Valley, there are too many mysterious views and strange folk customs unknown to people. Too many mysteries are hidden in the primeval forests. It is like the summer all the year round in Red River Valley, and the flowers flourishing and fruit innumerable. Huayao Dai embodies the nobility of the descendants of the imperial court in the Dian Kingdom. Hani People carved the magnificent masterpiece of the earth.

History of Yuxi

Yuxi during the Qin Dynasty (before 221 BC) was the heart of Yunnan. During the Western Han (206 BC – 24 A.D.) the region became part of the Yizhou county. In subsequent dynasties, its history has been quite difficult. Only in 1997, it has become a prefecture.

Ethnic groups

Over 36% of the inhabitants of Yuxi prefecture belong to ethnic minorities. The most represented group is Yi, even if there are large communities of Hani and Dai, especially in the southern counties.

Ethnic minorities in Yuxi

Best tour time

Since most parts of Yuxi Prefecture belong to the subtropical inland plateau climate, the best tour time is in summer and autumn.

Trip to Yuxi: On tour

Railway: The train N990 starts at 18:00 from Kunming and arrives in Yuxi at 19:59. The train N989 starts at 08:00 from Yuxi and arrives in Kunming at 10:13. The fare is ¥10.

Highway: It takes 2 hours from Kunming to Yuxi by air-conditioning middle bus with a fare of ¥18.5 for each\by Iveco with a fare of ¥20 for each\by Santana with a fare of ¥40 for each. 2 hours are needed.


Local food

Bean Flour Sugar, Xinping Soup Pot, Eel Rice Noodle, Cool Rice Noodle, Dayingjie Roast Duck, Copper Pot Fish, Rice Cooked with Potatoes, Jiangchuan Three-Course Dish, Huayao Dais’ Rice Shoots Baskets Meals, Aloe Dishes

Local products

The Old Boyuntang’s seasonings, Tonghai gladiolus, Tonghai pickles, bamboo shreds, rice seedlings baskets of Huayao Dai People, Huaning Fine Potteries, Tonghai Silver Wares, Chengjiang Lotus Root Starch, Yimen Fermented Soya Beans, Jiangchuan Bronze Handicrafts

Ni’er, the people’s musician. Ni’er, composer born in Yuxi, is the author of the National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China.

Travel information

Yuxi Municipal Tourism Bureau
Add:High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Yuxi Municipality
电话:86 877 2067406   传真:86 877 2067409
Tel: 86 877 2067406    Fax: 86 877 2067409
旅游咨询电话: 86 877 2010563
Travelling inquiry tel: 86 877 2010563

What to see in Yuxi

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Original photos: Oliver Huang

Topic: Images of Yuxi, Pictures of Yuxi, Yuxi travel guide

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