The six-station line connects Xinhuang, a county bordering Guizhou in Hunan Province, and Guiyang, provincial capital of Guizhou. The track is 286 kilometers and forms part of the high-speed rail connecting Shanghai and southwest China's Kunming City, according to Chengdu Railway Bureau which administers the section.
The Kunming South Railway station is under construction in Kunming, capital ofsouthwest China's Yunnan province. It will be the terminal of the high-speed rail linkingKunming and Shanghai. The railway station is expected to be completed and put intooperation in the second half of 2016.
In 2009, 17,200 locals took part in the grand left-foot dance of the Yi people, creating a Guinness World Record.
Traditionally taking place on lunar 28 March, it is the biggest cultural event in Mouding County of Chuxiong which is the largest Yi autonomous prefecture in Yunnan Province.
Different from the Yi people, the Bai ethnic Torch Festival takes place one day later, i.e. on 25 lunar June. Originating from the historical story the Burning-down of Pinewood Pavilion during the Nanzhao Kingdom Period, the Bai ethnic Torch Festival is said to be in memory of Ms Bai Jie who was the wife of the Dengdang Tribal chieftan murdered by Pi Luoge in the fire.