Qujing City,a prefecture-level city, is located in the east of Yunnan province. It is an important industrial city, about 130 kilometres away from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, and it lies in Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It borders on Guizhou and Guangxi province in the east and Wenshan and Honghe in the south. Qujing is a significant industry city in Yunnan and its transportation is relatively developed compared to other cities in Yunnan Province.
Chinese Name: 曲靖 (qū jìng)
Area: 28,904 square kilometers (11,160 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Yi, Miao
Administrative Division: 1district (Qilin); 7 counties (Malong, Zhanyi, Fuyuan, Luoping, Shizong, Luliang, Huize); 1 county-level city (Xuanwei)
Seat of the city government: No.78, Wenchang Street Qilin District, Qujing City,Yunnan Province
Located in eastern Yunnan Province, Qujing is the headstream where the largest river in South China, the Pearl River initiates. It is bordered by Guizhou and Guangxi provinces in the east. The capital city of the province, Kunming lies about 130 kilometers (81 miles) west to it. The terrain here is mainly made up of mountains, hills and plain or basins in plateau. Karst landform also has distribution in the city. Its overall terrain declines from northeast to southwest. It has an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). The vertex of the city is the Guniu Stockade (Guniuzhai) in its Huize County.
The Five-Chi Road (Wuchidao) in the city was the earliest pass opened during the Qin (221BC-206BC) and Han (206BC-220AD) dynasties to linking the transportation in and around Yunnan. By the western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD), county has been established in this area. In the following five hundred years after the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316) set up prefecture to administrate the region, Qujing was always the political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan.
What to see in Qujing?
Thanks to the temperate weather, various attractions and splendid folk culture, Qujing is an all-year-round destination. The most renowned sightseeing is Luoping cauliflower fields, an endless golden flower sea and a terrific place for shooting. Nine Dragon Waterfall is also amazing with grand and magnificant view, consisted by different waterfalls in Luoping. Stretch your way to Caoshan Mountain, you will come across a large group of sheep and the local people. You can also explore the traditional culture in the Tumulus Group of the Eight Towers Platform and Nagu Ancient Town in Huize county.
|Luoping Scenic Area||Jiulong Waterfalls||Nagu Ancient Town|
When to visit Qujing?
Qujing enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, and the weather is temperate and pleasurable throughout the year. The average temperature in coldest January and hottest July are respectively 14 and 19 degree centigrade (57.2 and 66.2 degree Fahrenheit). Due to the high altitude, climatic types ranging from the lower subtropic to north temperate all can be found in the city. Thanks to the temperate weather, this place is an all-year-round destination. Notable is that March to October is the period in Yunnan celebrations and festivals of ethnic minorities are densely held, and it is also the pomp season of flowers and fruits. But May to October is the rainy season in Yunnan. Umbrella and warm clothes are the prime priorities.
How to get to Qujing?
Qujing is a significant industry city in Yunnan and its transportation is relatively developed compared to other cities in Yunnan except for Kunming. You can get there by different ways. It is about two hours' drive from Qujing city proper to Kunming. From the Dongju Passenger Transport Bus Station in Dongjiao Road of downtown Kunming, there are buses to Luoping leaving once an hour. Qujing Gaokuai Passenger Transport Bus Station is located in No.65, Jiaotong Road. Passenger Transport Bus Station stands in No1, Jiaotong Road, Qilin Garden (Qilin Huayuan).
There are no through flights to Qujing. However, there is the general agency of China Airline Company in the city proper of Qujing. There you can buy air tickets, return air tickets and inquire about anything about air tickets. You can get to Kunming first by air, and then go to Qujing by bus.
The transportation in Qujing is very convenient. The two electrized railroads of Guizhou-Kunming, Nanjing-Kunming go through the 8 counties and cities of Qujing. The Guizhou-Kunming railroad goes through Malong, Qilin Region and Xuanwei. Its branches go through Fuyuan, Xi Quele of Xuanwei and Paguo of Guizhou. The Nanning-Kunming railroad goes through such counties as Luoping, Shizong and Luliang. It’s the best choice for you to take high-speed rail which only takes 30 minutes with the fee for 60RMB.
Highways in Qujing area go to all directions. The two superhighways, Kunming-Qujing and Qujing-Luliang, and the national highways such as No.213, 320, 324 and 326 go through the city. The National Highway No. 323 connects the highways from Kunming to Baise.
Kunming-Qujing City (or Qilin City): the Kunming-Qujing Superhighway is 145 kilometers long. The travel lasts for two hours and a half. The price for minibuses is 20 yuan, and the price for the expresses is 36 yuan. Passenger buses are available in every large bus passenger transportation station.
Kunming-Luoping: the highway is 240 kilometers long. The price is 32 yuan. Buses are available in every hour in Dongju Passenger Transportation Station.
Kunming-Zhanyi: the highway is 155 kilometers long. The price is about 25 yuan. Buses are available every day in Yunnan Tourist Passenger Transportation Station.
Kunming-Huize: the highway is 259 kilometers long. The price is more than 40 yuan. Buses are available every day in Yunnan Tourist Passenger Transportation Station.
Kunming-Xuanwei: the highway is 248 kilometers long. The price ranges from 30 to 40 yuan. Buses are available every day in Yunnan Tourist Passenger Transportation Station.
There are 8 major bus routes in the Qujing City. The 8 routes cover all the main hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and recreation grounds of the city. Within the city, the starting price of the taxi is 5 yuan. It is 7 yuan after 9 at night.
Qujing Travel Tips
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0874-96927
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China: Qilin Road (East), Qilin District
China Post: No.183, Qilin Road (South), Qilin District
Local Highlights: Qujing is an important industrial city, about 130 kilometres away from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, and it lies in Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It’s the second largest city by population after Kunming, among them, Han people accounts for a large percentage about 92% and the minorities population is 7% of the total population in Qujing. They are Yi, Hui, Miao, Zhuang, Buyi, Shui, Bai, Hani, Dai and Lishu who have their own language, costume, custom and beliefs. The charming folk customs attract many visitors all over the world. Check the listed festivals and events.
Special Local Products: Xuanwei ham, dried beef, edible fungi