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Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture is situated in central Yunnan province. It is home to 26 ethnic minorities and the largest population of Yi people. The area is surrounded by picturesque mountains and has a pleasant climate. Artifacts of Yuanmou Man were found here, who lived in the region around 1.7 million years. It is therefore regarded as the birthplace of Chinese human civilization.
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Things To Do in Chuxiong

Lufeng World Dinosaur Valley
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The Lufeng World Dinosaur Valley is a large-scale, dinosaur-themed cultural tourism park. It is located on Konglong (Dinosaur) Mountain in Chuanjie Township's Ana Village within Chuxiong Prefecture's Lufeng County. This is a place where the kingdom of dinosaurs, the world of the Jurassic age and the rise and fall of the planet's amazing creatures can be experienced. Dinosaur Valley is divided into two major areas: the “Dinosaur Dig Scientific Research Area” and the “Jurassic World Tourist Area.” The Dinosaur Dig has more than 60 Lufengosaurus skeletons, which have been pieced together by teams of paleontologists. It is very spectacular. In the tourist area, visitors can learn a great deal about the life dinosaurs led hundreds of millions of years ago. There are a large number of artificially constructed waterfalls, rivers, lakes and a vast number of Jurassic-era plants.
Yuanmou Earth and Forest Scenic Resort
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Yuanmou Earth and Forest Scenic Resort is located in Yuanmou County, Chuxiangzhou and features a number of tall stone pillars. Be amazed by the beautiful quartz, agate and other substances shimmering in the sunshine. The resort is a solid choice for shutterbugs. Get accommodation and shoot the marvelous sunrise and sunset. At night, looking up at the array of stars glittering in the boundless sky is a wonderful experience.
The Ancient Town of Yi
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The Ancient Town of Yi is on Yongan West Road in the Chuxiong Economic Development Zone. The ancient town shows the culture of Yi people. The main attractions are Wangjiang Tower, Taohua River, Deyun Square, the Yi tribe and Tusi Mansion. This is where you experience the lively customs of the Yi people. Visitors can take a stroll around the ancient town to see the characteristic architecture and clothing of the Yi people. In the evening, a bonfire party is held here and everyone dances. The scene is bustling and exciting. With luck, you can meet local girls who can teach you how to dance.
The Wumao Rock Forest (Hutiaoxia [Tiger Leaping Beach] Rock Forest)
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Hutiaoxia (Tiger Leaping Beach) is located on the west side of Luomaole Village, Wumao Township, about 32 kilometers to the northwest of Yuanmou County, Chuxiong Prefecture. It is also known as the Wumao Rock Forest. The rock columns here are scattered around the landscape and form a majestic view, featuring various shapes that resemble castles, screens, curtains, and pillars, as well as sundry colors such as red, yellow, white, and brown. Attractions here are mostly located by the main ravine and its branches. The main ravine is a dry riverbed in an east-west direction, the surface of which is made of fine yellow sand and colorful gravel. The ravine’s branches are found on its northern and southern sides. On the north side there are three branches, including the “Marshal’s House,” the “Ancient Castle,” and the “Camel Peak.” On the south side there are two branches, including the “Nameless Ravine” and the “Eurasian Wonder.”

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Chuxiong Weather

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Oct 26, 2020 Chuxiong Weather:Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:70%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:18/18:37
Chuxiong Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Moderate

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