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Jiuxiang

 Kunming Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Jiuxiang Scenic Area (九乡风景区)

Jiuxiang has over one hundred big and small karst caves with the largest scale and quantity in China. It has the biggest underground hall, Lion Hall, which can holds tens of thousands of people, the largest limestone lake group among all the developed cave spot – Fairy Field, and the most magnificent underground Canyon- Jinghun Gorge.

Jiuxiang, a beautiful large scenic resort inhabited mainly by the Yi and Hui nationalities and is one of the most famous Kunming tourist attractions. Situated in Jiuxiang Township, over 70 kilometres away from Kunming and 47 kilometres away from the county town of Yiliang. With a total area of about 200 square kilometres, it consists of five smaller scenic areas, namely, the Triangular Caves (Sanjiaodong), the Overlapping Rainbow Bridge (Diehongqiao), the Upper Big Cave (Shangdadong), the Long Sandy Bank (Dashaba) and the Bright Moon Lake (Mingyuehu).  

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

Jiuxiang Yi and Hui Autonomous Township, Yiliang County, Yunnan Province (90 kilometers from Kunming)

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Green Shady Valley, Terrifying Gorge, Lying Dragon Cave, Bat Cave, Male Lion Hall

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Admission Fee: 90 yuan for entrance fee, 30 yuan for optional one-way cableway round
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Visiting Time: 3 - 4 hours
Best Time to Visit: Jiuxiang Scenic Area is suitable to visit all year round

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Transportation 

1. Take minibuses from Kunming North Bus Station or Kunming East Bus Staion to Yiliang County (20 yuan), then transfer another one to Jiuxiang(10yuan).

2. Take minibuses from the square in front of Kunming Railway Station to Jiuxiang Scenic Area Directly (30 - 40 yuan for return fare).

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Better to wear sneakers for the road in cave is slippery and rugged.

2. Be prepared to walk about 3 hours in the caves, for it is chanllenged to climb up a huge number of steps.

3. If time permits, you should link a trip to the Stone Forest for it is only 30 minutes apart from Jiuxiang (20 kilometers distance).

   
   

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