Located in Yiliang County of Yunnan Province, Jiuxiang Scenic Area is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Yiliang County and 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Kunming City. It is composed of five scenic districts: Diehong Bridge, Sanjiao Caves, Dasha Dam, Alu Long and Mingyue Lake, covering more than 67 square miles (175 square kilometers). Diehong Bridge Scenic District is open to the public and the other four are still under construction.
Jiuxiang Scenic Area is perched in a mountainous area, where the Yi and Hui people live. Jiuxiang scenic area is blessed with lofty mountain ranges, gorgeous rivers and verdant trees. Taking karst cave as its major tourist attraction, Jiuxiang is known to many as the “museum of karst caves.” The caves in Jiuxiang fall into 4 clusters: Sanjiao Cave, Dashang Cave, Diehong Cave and Dasha Dam Cave, each of which enjoys its own features.
Jiuxiang Scenic Area is also home to lush trees and other beautiful vegetation, where pines and camphorwood grow. What is more, Jiuxiang is also home to the Yi people. People living in Jiuxiang celebrate festivals like Hunting Festival, Worship White Dragon Festival, Love Song Contest, Bull-fighting, Wrestling, Sanxian Dance (the Sanxian is a three-stringed plucked instrument), and Rattle Stick Dance.
The climate in the area resembles the rest of Kunming, neither severe cold in winter, nor extreme heat in summer. The unique karst caves, breathtaking natural scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and rich folk custom entice hundreds of travelers to pay a visit to Jiuxiang every year.
Admission Ticket: 120 Yuan
Opening Time: 8：00－18：00
Visiting time: 2-3 hours
Location: Jiuxiang Scenic Area, Yiliang County, Yunnan Province
How to get to: Take the coach to Liangcheng County in West Coach Station in Kunming City first, which costs about 9 Yuan. After arriving in Yiliang County, take the bus to Jiuxiang Scenic area, which costs about 6 Yuan.