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Jiuxiang Scenic Region


Jiuxiang Scenic Regionis located in Jiuxiang Yi and Hui Autonomous Township of Yiliang County 90 km away from Kunming and 22 kilometers north of the Stone Forest. In Yunnan Province it is a well-equipped comprehensive scenic region which is famous for its caves, mountains, rivers, deep valleys, minority customs and cultures. It has a mild climate all the year round. Its temperature is similar to Kunming's and the average temperature throughout the year is 14.6°C.

What to see
With a total area of about 200 square kilometers, Juxiang Scenic Region consists of five major scenic spots: Diehong Bridge, the Sanjiao Cave, the Dasha Dam, the Alulong and the Mingyue Lake.

Among them, the most outstanding and beautiful is Diehong Bridge Scenic Spot. Diehong Bridge Scenic Spot is located in the southeast of Jiuxiang Streer which is 5 km away. The whole journey is about four kilometers long and the time needed is three hours. It includes six major scenic spots and some beautiful scenes introduced following.

The Green Shady Gorge
Flanked by lofty cliffs, the Green Shady Gorge is about 600 meters long. When boating in the emerald gorge, you will be greeted by the lush vegetation on the cliffs. It is a tranquil resort to enjoy before your exploring into the cave begins. The Green Shady Valley is also called "Lover Valley" by the local Yis.

The Terrifying Gorge
Being 700 meters long, the Terrifying Gorge is the most spectacular underground gorge ever discovered in China. It is flanked by steep precipices. The depth is 100 meters and narrowest place is stunningly 3-4 meters. Walking inside the gorge, one will be definitely terrified.

The Male Lion Hall
Covering 15,000 square meters, the Male Lion Hall has been the largest underground hall in the world.

The Fairy Palace
The Fairy Palaceis a representative of the Karst underground sceneries. Its stalactites look like fairies that are in postures of cuddling, lying, sitting, reclining, dancing in the heaven palace. It will make you feel that you are just in the fairyland.

The Twin Waterfalls
Cascading their water down from 30-meter-high precipice, The Twin Waterfalls side by side plunge into the gorge. The two thunderous and magnificent waterfalls make people believe that they are two lovers in deep love; so they are also referred to as “Ci Xiong Fei Pu” which means “the Female and Male Waterfalls”.

The Fairy Land
Covering over 100 square meters, the Fairy Land Area is as high as 10 meters. Distributing in a grandiose manner, it is rare in the world and has been deemed “the Number One” of its kind in the world.

Linyin Village
Linying Village is hidden in the depth of Jiuxiang Cave. Sights of the Yi culture can be found in the village such as Mizhi Bush and Chieftains Castle etc. The village is the manifestation of the purity and simplicity of the Yi People passed down from their forefathers.

The Bat Cave
The Bat Cave is impressive for its stalactites. Locally called “reverse stone forest”, these stalactites are leaning irregularly, exhibiting various gradients. As a matter of fact, this phenomena results from the air current in the cave. The locals in Jiuxng have a saying that the stones are crooked by the wind, which could be called a wonder there.

Jiuxiang Cable Car
When you finish your tour in the cave, you will go back to the entrance by Cable Car. About 1 km long, the Cable Car will give your comfortable ride over the luxuriant vegetation; during the ride you also get chance to overlook the site for Ape-man Ruins at Zhangkou Cave. The ticket of Cable Car is 30 yuan.

Location: Jiuxiang, Yiliang County, 90 kilometers from Kunming.

Opening Hours: 8:30-17:30

Transportation: Take the bus from Yiliang to Jiuxiang.

Admission Fee: CNY 90 for adults and CNY 60 for children and students.

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